Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Classic Rock

Billy Idol at The Wellmont Theater

Billy Idol at The Wellmont Theater

 The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, 1.29.14 – Photos of rock legend Billy Idol with his long-time guitarist Steve Stevens, playing a sold-out Wellmont Theater on January 29, 2014.


2014 My Year in Photos

2014 My Year in Photos

 Nutley, NJ, 1.20.2014 – I never know what to call these posts that wrap up my year.  And I think I talk about this every year.  I always hate calling it a “best of” since that is subjective.  So here is my year in review, in photos.  Some of my favorite images from concerts I […]


Aerosmith at Prudential Center

Aerosmith at Prudential Center

 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, 9.3.2014 – Photos of legendary rock band Aerosmith on the ‘Let Rock Rule’ tour at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on September 3, 2014.


Elton John at Madison Square Garden

Elton John at Madison Square Garden

 Madison Square Garden, NYC, December 3, 2013 – Photos of the legendary Sir Elton John playing his first of 2 nights at Madison Square Garden on December 3, 2013.


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Firefly Music Festival

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Firefly Music Festival

Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE, June 22, 2013 – Photos of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Saturday night headlining set at Firefly Music Festival on June 22, 2013.


Heart at PNC Bank Arts Center

Heart at PNC Bank Arts Center

  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7.2.2013 – Photos of Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers Heart at PNC Bank Arts Center on July 2, 2013.


Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden

Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, NYC, April 8, 2013 – Photos from Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden on April 8, 2013.


WhoCares with The Who and Elvis Costello at the Theater at Madison Square Garden

WhoCares with The Who and Elvis Costello at the Theater at Madison Square Garden

  The Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC, 2.28.2013 – Photos from The WhoCares benefit concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden featuring Elvis Costello and The Who to benefit Teen Cancer America on February 28, 2013.


Love for Levon at Izod Center

Love for Levon at Izod Center

Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, 10.3.2012 – Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn was put together at Izod Center after the passing of The Band legend Levon Helm to save his barn where many people joined him for his rambles.  This was a show that saw musician after musician come by to show some love for […]


Photos: Petty Fest at Webster Hall

Photos: Petty Fest at Webster Hall

Webster Hall NYC, 10.24.2012 – In its 5th year celebrating the music of Tom Petty, Petty Fest put on its annual NYC show, this year at Webster Hall.  With an announced line-up that included some Petty Fest regulars, surprise appearances were the norm with John McEnroe, Cyndi Lauper, Fred Armisan of Saturday Night Live, Caleb […]


Photos: Roger Waters played The Wall at Yankee Stadium

Photos: Roger Waters played The Wall at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 6.06.2012 – Roger Waters brought the Pink Floyd classic “The Wall” to Yankee Stadium for a 2 night, sold out run.  The Wall is a huge production, probably one of the biggest concert stage productions of all time.  Roger Waters is back on tour doing stadiums in the US just 2 […]


Photos: Elvis Costello at The Wellmont Theatre 10.6.11

Photos: Elvis Costello at The Wellmont Theatre 10.6.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 10.06.11 – I’ve seen my fair share of events at the Wellmont Theatre.  I’ve covered bands that have ranged from The National to Shinedown to Chris Cornell solo.  Most acts seem to change their game a bit to fit into the venue, and rightfully so.  Sitting watching Chris Cornell, who […]


Photos: Peter Frampton at The Wellmont Theatre 7.12.11

Photos: Peter Frampton at The Wellmont Theatre 7.12.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 7.12.11 – One of my favorite things about shooting live music is every once in a while I get to shoot a legend.  This time it was Peter Frampton.  Shows I shoot at range from punk bands with an active mosh pit to, on a night like tonight, a mostly […]


Chris Cornell at The Wellmont Theatre

Same as a few nights ago, except this time in front of a sold out crowd at my favorite NJ venue, The Wellmont Theatre.  The only change this night was the lighting as it was much improved over the set at Town Hall.


Chris Cornell, Solo and Acoustic at Town Hall, NYC

With nothing but a series of guitars and a chair, Chris Cornell played to a packed crowd at Town Hall in NYC.  Singing songs from his solo collection, his time in bands like Soundgarden & Audioslave, as well as covers by artists like The Beatles, he was only accompanied by his young son who backed […]


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