On this episode of The Adventures of Pipeman, Pipeman interviews legendary rock photographer, Gene Ambo, to discuss his new book that everyone should be stoked to get their hands on! Pipeman and Gene discuss how it came about that he would write a...
On this episode of The Adventures of Pipeman, Pipeman interviews legendary rock photographer, Gene Ambo, to discuss his new book that everyone should be stoked to get their hands on! Pipeman and Gene discuss how it came about that he would write a book and why he decided to write the book now. Gene gives us an insight into his book and how there’s no fluff or stories it’s simply a time-capsule book with 350 pages of pictures and 150 bands, designed to showcase to everyone who wasn’t at the live shows how awesome they were. Gene speaks about his favourite picture he’s ever taken and how it is a full stage shot of Metallica, right as they’re moving into encores, and they had a smoke machine on. Gene talks about how he only had 10 frames of film and that particular shot was one of his last frames, so he was super to lucky to get it and it has turned out to be his favourite shot and one he’s known best for.
Make sure to check out Gene’s awesome work, available on all social media platforms: www.instagram.com/geneambophoto/
You can get your hands on Gene’s incredible book here: www.stygianskymedia.com/products/heavy-metro-access-all-eras?_pos=1&_sid=51f191627&_ss=r
This is an interview with legendary rock photographer GENE AMBO regarding his new book HEAVY METRO: ACCESS ALL ERAS released July 15, 2022 via Stygian Sky Media.
Featuring Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and more; renowned Chicago based rock n roll photographer GENE AMBO has published his first book HEAVY METRO: ACCESS ALL ERAS (released July 12, 2022) through Stygian Sky Media.
A celebration of punk, hardcore, metal, and rock history; GENE AMBO immortalizes more than 140 artists from Nirvana, Metallica and Slayer to G.B.H, Corrosion of Conformity and Cro-Mags and many more. This one-of-a-kind, visual journey spans 40 years across the Metro stage—one of the most important live music venues in the world, featuring some of the most iconic musicians of our time.
Following the successful and sold out two-night event release celebration that took place last month, GENE AMBO is available for interviews to discuss the details of HEAVY METRO: ACCESS ALL ERAS and the extraordinary stories that it holds.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Gene Ambo is a world renowned, Chicago-based photographer whose career began in 1983 at Chicago’s legendary Metro music club where he began shooting bands he enjoyed with his father’s camera. He is celebrated for his stunning images of legendary, underground and emerging bands and musicians, including Metallica, Mötorhead, Madonna, Prince, Slayer and Broken Hope. HEAVY METRO is Gene’s first-ever photo book. As Gene says, “I was just lucky to be at the Metro in the beginning and to have met people who have really helped me out throughout my life, and I look at this book like I’m documenting time. ‘Access All Eras,’ like the book title says. Metro is my home base…for so many years. Between the Metro and Smart Bar, I have spent a lot of time there—many days AND nights. Literally!”
Connect with Gene on Instagram at @geneambophoto.
ABOUT THE METRO
The Metro opened in 1982 under the guidance of owner Joe Shanahan. The first show Shanahan booked and promoted was R.E.M. and over the next 40 years, the venue would host concerts by Metallica, James Brown, Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell, George Clinton, Slayer, Joe Strummer, Prince, The White Stripes, Alkaline Trio, The Killers, No Doubt, They Might Be Giants, Phish, Disturbed, Chevelle, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World, Interpol, Hüsker Dü, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Pearl Jam, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Moby, The Faint, Fatboy Slim, Arctic Monkeys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Depeche Mode, Chance the Rapper, Fall Out Boy,...