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Behind the Shot: RIPT

Behind the Shot: RIPT… July 2011 >> This is your brain on rock and roll… As a long-time musician myself, I really enjoy and have shot many, many live concerts (big and small) of artists and groups I dig.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 September 2016 | Behind the Shots | No Comments   

Interview: Michael Sweet of Stryper

Interview: Michael Sweet of Stryper… Maintaining a long and successful career in any business, but especially in the entertainment business, isn’t easy. To consistently keep people’s attention and entice them to return to your work, and your art is... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 September 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Album Spotlight: Michael Sweet-One Sided War

Album Spotlight: One Sided War (2016) by Michael Sweet Honestly (pun intended), album “reviews” that go on and on gushing how great it is drives me nuts. If you’ve read any of my other “reviews,” you know I tell it like it... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 September 2016 | Album Spotlights | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: KISS & The Dead Daisies

Concert: KISS & The Dead Daisies >> August 20, 2016, BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL KISS… the mere mention of the band’s name typically brings with it polarizing reactions. People either throw up the rock ‘n’ roll horns in deference,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 27 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla

Concert: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla >> August 6, 2016, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI I think some people forget… I mean it’s been 30 years or more since their heyday, so I believe it’s easy to forget just how big... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Heart, Joan Jett, & Cheap Trick

Concert: Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, & Cheap Trick >> July 19, 2016, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL Billed as the “Rock Hall Three For All,” the package of Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick is... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Musician’s Corner: Get Loaded

The Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music I was tuned into a rock radio station in southern California once when the DJ mentioned three stages of partying that most bands and musicians pass through: Stage 1 – All fun Stage 2... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 July 2016 | Musician's Corner® | 1 Comment   

Concert Pics & Review: The Winery Dogs

Concert: The Winery Dogs >> June 30, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL The power trio known as The Winery Dogs roared through the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL on June 30th to a near capacity crowd. To some,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 11 July 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs

Interview: Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs… I had the opportunity to speak with Richie Kotzen during The Winery Dog’s final leg of their U.S. tour in support of their second album, Hot Streak. The tour, which began in... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 July 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: King’s X

Concert: King’s X >> June 24, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL King’s X is more than a band; it’s an institution… For nearly 40 years, they’ve been one of the most consistent and brilliant hard rock acts out... Read More »
Tom Leu | 30 June 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Behind the Shot: dUg Pinnick of King’s X

dUg Pinnick of King’s X… June 2013 >> These guys have been one of my favorite bands for a long, long time. So when I got the opportunity to shoot them, I jumped at it of course. The coolest... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 June 2016 | Behind the Shots | No Comments   

Album Spotlight: Scorpion Child-Acid Roulette

Album Spotlight: Acid Roulette (2016) by Scorpion Child Full disclosure: I’ve been a fan of Scorpion Child since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2013. That album gave some hope to those of us who dig heavy, yet melodic... Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 June 2016 | Album Spotlights | No Comments   

Interview: Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child

Interview: Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child… I recently spoke with lead singer, Aryn Jonathan Black from the excellent Austin, TX band Scorpion Child. Aryn and I discussed Scorpion Child’s anticipated second album titled Acid Roulette released on Nuclear Blast... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 May 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Northern Invasion 2016

Concert: Northern Invasion 2016 >> May 14th & 15th, 2016, Somerset, WI And an invasion is exactly what it was in Somerset, WI on May 14th & 15th, 2016. Since the innaugural festival was such a success, selling out with... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn… If his name and band aren’t attention-getting enough, his diverse talents (even beyond his work in KoRn) definitely are.  I’m always intrigued by people who take risks and share their other, lesser-known talents beyond... Read More »
Tom Leu | 21 May 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Halestorm & Lacuna Coil

Concert: Halestorm & Lacuna Coil >> May 17, 2016, Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA As a veteran rock fan, photographer, and journalist, Pennsylvania’s Halestorm has certainly been on my radar for several years, but for scheduling reasons, I hadn’t been able to get... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Scorpions & Queensryche

Concert: Scorpions & Queensryche >> May 10, 2016, Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO Rock icons, the Scorpions packed the Fabulous Fox Theater in downtown St. Louis on May 10th. Currenty on their 50th anniversary tour, the Scorpions stacked the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Musician’s Corner: “Seeing Things” the RockStarWay™

The Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music The following is an excerpt of my keynote presentation of the same name… this message is designed to be an eye-opener, reminder, and motivator geared for musicians, artists, and bands. I often get asked about my... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 April 2016 | Musician's Corner® | No Comments   
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