About Paul Miles

Paul Miles is a rock photographer specializing in live music photography, who captures the true spirit of rock’n’roll in action by many of the world’s greatest performers. Over the years, he has shot a vast array of rock music photography: from gigs in world-famous clubs like the Apollo in Harlem and the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, to iconic arenas like New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Australia’s MCG, as well as in retail stores Barnes & Noble, Apple, and John Varvatos CBGBs.

Snap Scene: Gilby Clarke – Cherry Bar, ACDC Lane – Friday 1st December 2017

December 4, 2017 Paul Miles

American rock musician Gilby Clarke played Cherry bar in Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane on Friday 1 December 2017, as part of his Australian Tour. Along with his 3-year tenure in Guns N’ Roses when he replaced Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour, Gilby has also played in Heart, MC5, Slash’s Snakepit, Rockstar Supernova, and Kill for Thrills. Gilby and his band of Sydney musicians played a solid set of songs selected from his seven solo releases, some of the bands he’s been in, a couple of Rolling Stones covers, and AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds. […]

Snap Scene: Stevie Nicks at A Day on the Green, Rochford Wines, 18th November 2017

November 23, 2017 Paul Miles

Stevie Nicks is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac, however the influential ‘Queen of Rock and Roll’ has also had a chart-topping solo career. Her body of work has produced over 40 Top 50 hits and sales of over 140 million records, making her one of the best-selling music acts of all time. The thousands in the crowd were delighted when Chrissie Hyde of the Pretenders joined her on stage for a rendition of Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around. […]

Snap Scene: Pennywise, Forum Theatre, Melbourne 27th October 2017

November 1, 2017 Paul Miles

American punk rock band Pennywise played the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on Friday 27 October 2017 to mark the 20th Anniversary of their legendary fourth album Full Circle, which they’re playing live in its entirety for the first time. The album was an emotional one for the band as it was dedicated to their bassist Jason Thirsk, who tragically died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound the year before the album was released in 1997.

It’s widely considered to be one of the most seminal and emotional records of the band’s near-three-decade career, and one of the most defining albums in punk rock history. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, Pennywise took their name from the evil clown monster in the Stephen King horror novel It. The band consists of singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, bassist Randy Bradbury, and drummer Byron McMackin. […]

Snap Scene: The Bronx, Forum Theatre, Melbourne 27th October 2017

October 31, 2017 Paul Miles

Californian hardcore punk band The Bronx played Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Friday 27 October 2017, as part of their Australian Tour with Pennywise. The band’s lineup comprised vocalist Matt Caughthran, guitarists Joby J. Ford and Ken Horne (The Dragons), bass guitarist Brad Magers, and drummer David Hidalgo, Jr. (Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies). […]

Snap Scene: Sebastian Bach, Forum Theatre, Melbourne – 28th October 2017

October 30, 2017 Paul Miles

Canadian heavy metal singer Sebastian Bach played the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday 28 October 2017 as the last show of his Australian Tour following the release of this autobiography 18 & Life on Skid Row released ten months ago. Back in Melbourne after two years, the original voice of Skid Row entertained rock’n’roll fans with a set of classics, plus songs from his solo career. […]

Snap Scene: Killing Heidi, Village Green Hotel, Melbourne 21st October 2017

October 25, 2017 Paul Miles

Australian rock band Killing Heidi played the Village Green Hotel in the outer Melbourne suburb of Mulgrave on Saturday 21 October 2017, as part of a regional Australian tour celebrating the band’s twentieth anniversary. Fronted by siblings Ella Hooper on lead vocals and Jesse Hooper on guitar, Killing Heidi is rounded out by drummer Adam Pedretti, bassist James Gilligan, and keyboardist Lena Douglas. This tour is a follow-up to their successful reunion tour of capital cities in the middle of the year, giving them a chance to reconnect with fans from Darwin, all the way down the East Coast of Australia, after they split a decade ago. […]

Snap Scene: Napalm Death, Max Watt’s House of Music, Melbourne 10th Oct 2017

October 13, 2017 Paul Miles

Britain’s grindcore pioneers Napalm Death played Max Watt’s in Melbourne on Tuesday 10 September 2017, as part of their Campaign for Musical Destruction Tour of Australia and New Zealand. Vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway (Extreme Noise Terror) was joined on stage by bassist Shane Embury (Unseen Terror, Brujeria), drummer Danny Herrera, and touring guitarist John Cooke (Venomous Concept) to blast out a powerful set of their noisy extreme metal. […]

Snap Scene: Accept – 170 Russell, 17th September 2017

September 22, 2017 Paul Miles

German heavy metal band Accept played an exclusive one-off Australian concert at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Sunday 17 September 2017, to promote the band’s fifteenth studio album The Rise of Chaos released six weeks ago. Just 1,000 fans were treated to the sold-out club show from one of the most influential and acclaimed metal bands of all time. Founding members guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes led the attack, with Mark Tornillo on vocals, Uwe Lulis on guitar, and Christopher Williams on drums. The band’s set of 21 career-spanning songs concluded with their classic 1983 heavy metal hit Balls to the Wall, to cap an unforgettable night for those in attendance. […]

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