Music Photography by Joe Papeo

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Photos: Soundgarden played Irving Plaza

Photos: Soundgarden played Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, NYC, 11.13.2012 – Soundgarden is back with their first new record since the 1990s and they celebrated with an intimate show at NYCs Irving Plaza.  Check out my photos by clicking through the break.


Photos: Pearl Jam at Made in America

Photos: Pearl Jam at Made in America

Made in America, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 9.2.2012 – Pearl Jam headlined Day 2 of the Made in America festival in Philadelphia and fans in the front “row” took their spots at 11am in order to be close to their heroes when their set started at 9pm.   Joined by Jay Z, another collaboration was […]


Photos: Chris Cornell at The Count Basie Theatre 11.22.11

Photos: Chris Cornell at The Count Basie Theatre 11.22.11

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ 11.22.11 -I’ve shot Chris Cornell 5 times at this point.  4 times on his solo tour and once with Soundgarden.  Oh wait, I mean 5 times this year.  And 3 times it rained.  Hard.  For a guy whose roots lie in Seattle.  On this night it was a 3 […]


Photos: Bush at The Wellmont Theatre 10.13.11

Photos: Bush at The Wellmont Theatre 10.13.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 10.13.11 – Coming back from a long hiatus, Bush brought its European version of Seattle grunge to The Wellmont Theatre.  Opening up with the iconic “Machine Head” Gavin Rossdale and company brought a rush of energy to Montclair that carried throughout the entire show.  Definitely one of my favorite shows […]


Photos: Soundgarden at Prudential Center 7.8.11

Photos: Soundgarden at Prudential Center 7.8.11

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 7.9.11 – It has been 14 years since Soundgarden toured together, and the opportunity for their fans to see them live again brought them out in thousands to Newark’s Prudential Center last Friday night.


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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