Another Mag: The One and Only David Bowie

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  • September 9, 2015

346500If you’re passing through the sunny climes of Los Angeles in the next few weeks, be sure to pay a visit to TASCHEN’s vibrant gallery on Beverley Boulevard. This week they’re joined by legendary photographer Mick Rock to celebrate his new book The Rise of David Bowie—a hologram-covered, sapphire-coloured hardback filled with some of the most electrifying glam-rock shots of David at his peak.

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Mick Rock Opens Up to About His Years With David Bowie

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  • September 8, 2015

01-david-bowie-new-bookAt times it’s easy to forget that David Bowie is not, in fact, a lean, extraterrestrial rock god sent down to bless us mortals with the gift of glam. Not so, one assumes, for Mick Rock, who bore more intimate witness to Bowie the Man than perhaps any other living lensman. From 1972 to 1973, while Bowie was in the throes of the glittering, feline Ziggy Stardust persona, Rock served as his official photographer. That period is now the subject of Taschen’s new epic coffee-table book, Mick Rock: Shooting for Stardust, The Rise of David Bowie & Co., coming out later this month, along with an accompanying show at the publisher’s Los Angeles gallery on September 9.

Rock regularly shot the Holy Trinity (David, Lou, and Iggy), but the book’s most compelling images are of the boy from Brixton off-duty, many of them never before seen—David doing his makeup before a gig, reclining on the tour bus, even sleeping. The vulnerability of the pictures shed a new light on music’s greatest chameleon, a man for whom iconic images are the norm. We recently caught up with the photographer, who got candid about his first encounter with David, life on the road, and Bowie’s vision of “a rock ’n’ roll in flaming Technicolor.”

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  • August 21, 2015

I am donating an original photograph of Joan Jett to the #YESALLWOMEN art project and fundraiser in order to help raise money for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, an organization that aides survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse. Last year, their programs supported 8,300 Los Angeles women, girls and families impacted by violence and abuse.

Please consider purchasing “THE CLINTON” package on their Gofundme page to take home this memorable photograph of Joan Jett, and help a cause that is so important to the lives of women.

Brooklyn Vegan talks ‘On the Record with Mick Rock’

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  • August 5, 2015

Legendary photographer Mick Rock has shot just about everyone who’s anyone in his 40+ year career. Iconic pictures of stars like Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and Blondie have earned him the title, “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”. Times and technology have changed, but Mick is still at it, and now he has a TV show too.

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“On The Record With Mick Rock” Premiers August 2nd on Ovation

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  • July 29, 2015

Mick Rock (aka, “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”). Today, Mick is as in-demand as ever; photographing legends-in-the-making like Snoop Dog, Daft Punk, The Killers, Cee Lo Green, and the Black Keys, among many others, but this summer, he’ll come out from behind the camera to host his own show: On the Record with Mick Rock.

Featuring guest stars Josh Groban, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips and Patti LaBelle, On The Record With Mick Rock goes into each of the artists’ hometowns to check out the sights and sounds that inspire them. A unique spin on the musician profile series, the show’s stripped-down style and Mick’s unapologetic rapport with his guests produces candid conversations and musical performances not usually seen on television.
“On The Record With Mick Rock” Premiers Sunday, August 2nd at 8ET / 5PT on Ovation.

Six Sense: Deeper with Mick Rock

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  • July 21, 2015

Mick Rock visits with Nikki Six. Listen to the podcast below.

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Yahoo: Hey Man, Nice Shots: Legendary Photographer Mick Rock, in His Own Words

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  • July 21, 2015
Yahoo: Hey Man, Nice Shots: Legendary Photographer Mick Rock, in His Own Words

Rock ‘n’roll photographer Mick Rockhas captured iconic images of some of music’s greats, and starting Aug. 2, he’ll be stepping on front of the camera to host his own TV show on the Ovation network, ‘On the Record with Mick Rock.’

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  • May 27, 2015

pattiandmickPatti LaBelle is set to appear on “On the Record With Mick Rock,” the channel’s new travel-style profile series.

The Godmother of Soul will take Rock on a tour of Philadelphia on the August 23 episode. They’ll visit the theater that launched her career and stop by her childhood home, where she found her voice with the aid of a broomstick microphone. After grabbing a bite at her favorite soul food spot, she also invites the cameras into her living room for an intimate performance of “What Can I Do for You?”

“On the Record With Mick Rock” premieres August 2 on Ovation.


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  • May 21, 2015

riseofdavidbowieThe Rise of David Bowie. 1972-1973 is available for pre-order!

In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowie’s Stardust alter-ego: A glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually-ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of seventies self-expression. Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the world’s biggest stars.

A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singer’s inner circle, and, between 1972–1973, worked as Bowie’s official photographer.

This limited and numbered edition brings together the best of Rock’s Bowie portfolio with spectacular stage shots as well as intimate backstage portraits. Pictures for press, album jackets, and stills from promo movies sit alongside around fifty percent previously unseen images, offering unprecedented access to the many facets of Bowie’s personality and his fame. With a hologram cover of different head-shots, the book rejoices in Bowie’s experimentation and unpredictability. Through the aloof and approachable, the playful and serious, the candid and contrived, this tribute bursts with the daring and energy of its unique and flamboyant star who defined, and defied, a generation.

Limited to a total of 1,972 numbered copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, this book is available as Collector’s Edition (No. 201-1,972), and also in two Art Editions of 100 copies each, with a pigment print signed by Mick Rock.

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Live the Process: A Moment With Mick Rock

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  • April 30, 2015

Mick Rock is a self-proclaimed “alternative junkie.”

Indeed, the British photographer—famous for rawly capturing rockstars from David Bowie to The Sex Pistols to, more recently, The Strokes—has a unique perspective on wellness: He first became aware of the link between food and health in the late 1960s, around the time he also discovered LSD and first picked up a camera. Since then, even during hard partying times, he has maintained a steady practice of meditation and yoga and an openness that’s kept him feeling balanced and free.

Here, Rock explains how his ten-minute morning headstand helps him see the world in clearer focus:

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