Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Holly Stephey Talks about Don't Twitter Me- New Original Song By Alyssa

Join me today at 2 pm /5pm est as Red Velvet Media talk's to Cheryl Krebs who has done so much in the Music industry and worked with some of the top Rockers She started a new singing sensation with 13 year old Alysiaa/Hollie who has finished her new single Dont Twitter Me that will hit the charts instantly Sep 15 2010

***Go vote for this video its so cute and so very very true.. very now .. social Media has become an issue but this will tell you why:))

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bob Gruen Talks to Red Velvet Media and Holly Stephey

Bob will be on Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio on September 10,2010 at 8am pst/11am est CLICK HERE TO GO TO LIVE SHOW ON SEPT 10 ,2010 SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE AS PODCAST!

Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Tina Turner to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; John Lennon to Johnny Rotten, he has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition.

Shortly after John Lennon moved to New York in 1971, Bob became John and Yoko’s personal photographer and friend, making photos of their working life as well as private moments. In 1974 he created the iconic images of John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt and, standing in front of the Statue of Liberty making the peace sign - two of the most popular of Lennon’s images.

Bob has worked with major rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss & Alice Cooper. In 1989, he documented the epic trip to Russia of the “Moscow Music Peace Festival” featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and Bon Jovi. For many years Bob was the official photographer for the New York New Music Seminar, covering dozens of aspiring new bands in the course of a summer week.

As chief photographer for Rock Scene Magazine in the ‘70s, Bob specialized in candid, behind the scenes photo features. He toured extensively with the emerging punk and new wave bands including the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group and Blondie.

This seminal body of work reflects a profound commitment and long-standing personal friendship with the artists. His wealth of personal experiences and uncanny memory provide the most illuminating and comprehensive histories of rock youth culture.

His work has been published in magazines and documentaries around the world, and he has had books of his work with John Lennon, the Clash, Sex Pistols, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and New York Dolls
In June, 2004, in London, Bob was presented with MOJO Magazine’s prestigious Honours List Award for Classic Image.

FAAP Museu de Arte Brasileira in Sao Paulo, Brazil, held an extensive exhibition of the work of Bob Gruen in 2007. Titled "ROCKERS" the large multi-media installation featured more than 270 photos from Gruen's catalogue, arranged in nine areas with six different background soundtracks. The exhibition was on display May 15 - July 1. More than 40,000 visitors came to see it. A 221 page catalog book of the exhibition, titled "ROCKERS", has been published in Portuguese and English by Cosac & Naify Edições Ltda of Sao Paulo.

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Subway Gallery, London
Galerie Basia Embiricos, Paris
Liss Gallery, Toronto
FAAP Museu de Arte Brasileira in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Morrison Hotel Gallery, New York, La Jolla, Tokyo, Los Angeles
A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans
Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
The Govinda Gallery, Washington, DC
The Special Photographers Gallery, London
Mitsukoshi Gallery, Tokyo
V!P Gallery, Rotterdam

His “Sid Vicious with Hot Dog” photo was acquired in 1999 by The National Portrait Gallery, London, for their permanent collection.

Bob receives numerous invitations to give LECTURE/SLIDE SHOWS, he has presented at:

Princeton University
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Worcester Museum of Art
The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
New York University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Hawaii Pacific University
Tokyo Communications College
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Eastman Kodak New York headquarters
The City University of New York
International Society of Photographers

BOOKS by Bob Gruen
“New York Dolls – Photographs by Bob Gruen” was published in Fall of 2006 by Harry Abrams Books, Inc. It has a forward by Lenny Kaye, interviews with original NY Dolls David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, and quotes from many famous musicians collected by Legs McNeil.

“John Lennon, the New York Years,” was published in the Fall of 2005. Publisher’s Weekly review stated, “…. Gruen is THE world’s best rock and roll photographer…from the legendary shot of Lennon on a rooftop clad in the now iconic New York t-shirt to a heart-wrenching shot of a young Sean Lennon curled up in Yoko’s bed not long after John’s murder, both Lennon’s and Gruen’s geniuses are exhibited here.” This book has been translated into German and Japanese editions, the French edition will be released Oct. 2010.

“The Clash, Photographs by Bob Gruen” (Music Sales, 2004)
“Chaos, the Sex Pistols” (Music Sales, 1991)
“Sometime in New York City” with Yoko Ono (Genesis, Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition, 1995)
“Crossfire Hurricane, 25 Years of the Rolling Stones” (Genesis, Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition, 1998, - sold out in record time!)

More recently, Bob has photographed Green Day, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Ryan Adams, Courtney Love and other new popular acts.

“All Dolled Up,” a DVD documentary made by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck of their early ‘70s video footage of the New York Dolls, was released in 2005.

Updates of his current work and events can be found on his website,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holly Stephey Talks to Mick Rock! Rock and Roll photographer extraordinaire! !


Red Velvet Media Talks to Mick Rock! Mick Rock is a photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Thin Lizzy, Motley Crue, and Blondie
. Often referred to as The Man Who Shot the Seventies, legendary rock and roll photographer Mick Rock first met David Bowie in early 1972. Most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Mick Rock in his capacity as the official Bowie photographer. Rock was instrumental in creating many other key rock ’n’ roll images such as album covers for Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, Lou Reed’s Transformer and Coney Island Baby, Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power, Queen’s Queen II (recreated for their classic music video ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) and Sheer Heart Attack, the Ramones End of the Century and Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ’n’ Roll, among many others. He was the chief photographer on the films The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus. In recent years he has published a series of books, many based on his classic images Upcoming publication Exposed – Faces of Rock n Roll (Chronicle Books, Autumn 2010), which will feature many images of Mick’s classic subjects never previously published plus a selection of his recent photos and many other unexpected photos from his extensive archive.

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