I’m sure we’ve all seen the awesome work of photographer Neil Zlozower peering out from our favourite magazine covers and CD booklets over the years. Zloz seems to have an innate ability to capture the energy, the excitement and the awesomeness of the electric guitar. He has a new book called ‘Six-String Heroes’ which recognises this particular quality, and he’ll be appearing at Mr Musichead Gallery to sign copies on December 5. Here are the details:
Rock and Roll Photography Legend Neil Zlozower
A Book Signing for his latest book ‘Six-String Heroes”
WHERE: Mr Musichead Gallery
7511 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2 – 6 pm
With a forty-year career as a top rock and roll photographer, Neil Zlozower has seen and done it all, and then some. Simply stated, if you know anything about music, then you have most certainly heard of “Zloz”. Known around the world for hundreds of magazine and album covers, his images have often solidified the iconic visual images of many music idols and lent the man himself to reach his own legendary rock and roll status.
The most recognized rock photographer from the 70’s and 80’s, Zlozower toured extensively with Van Halen and Motley Crue and in their heyday. These raucous experiences lent to Zlozower’s two previously released books, both aptly titled A Visual History, and published by Chronicle Books in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Zlozower’s Fuck You: Rock and Roll Portraits was also released by Chronicle Books in 2008 and features a veritable rock and roll hall of fame of musicians such as Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Poison, and Zackk Wylde flipping Zlozower the bird as a playful celebration of rock and roll attitude. With a studio located in the heart of Hollywood since the 70’s, Zloz is a guy that remains true to his L.A. roots.
His newest release, Six-String Heroes (Chronicle Books), is a stripped down collection of live, candid and studio shots of 150 of the greatest guitar players to ever live. The book is a must have for every guitar enthusiast and anyone who knows one! The dynamic assortment of players includes Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, John Frusciante, Les Paul, Slash, Joe Satriani, Dimebag Darrell, Chuck Berry, Zackk Wylde, Tom Waits, Ratt, and countless others. Six-String Heroes features a foreword by Steve Vai and includes text from countless unpublished interviews throughout the book by music journalist Steven Rosen. The December book event co-sponsored by Guitar Center will feature all of Zlozower’s books. Fine art photographs of famous Zlozower images will be on display.
Zloz has invited many special guests to the event, and with him it’s clear that this could mean anyone and everyone.
Neil Zlozower is a featured artist at Mr Musichead Gallery. Opened in 1998, Mr Musichead Gallery is LA’s first gallery devoted to featuring a vast collection of album cover art, poster art, fine art and photography that chronicles rock and roll’s rich heritage. Past exhibits have included the Art of Jerry Garcia, fine art exhibits with Incubus front man Brandon Boyd and British illustration legend Alan Aldridge, and a Hendrix album cover photography show with Karl Ferris. Owner and founder Sam Milgrom established himself in Detroit as a cutting edge, influential music retailer and live concert venue owner who has now set his sights specifically on the LA music/art scene. Mr Musichead Gallery has recently been mentioned in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Blackbook, Juxtapoz and Flavorpill.