Libro. THE DECADE THAT ROCKED
The Photography of Mark "Weissguy" Weiss
Mark Weiss, Richard Bienstock, Rob Halford, Eddie Trunk
"Mark’s energy, his creativity, his drive, his positive attitude and his enthusiasm that make him one of the legends of rock photography. It’s why his work—both old and new—is still so in demand today. Mark Weiss inspires greatness in all he turns his camera lens on. But don’t take my word for it. Just look at the pictures in this book. —Dee Snider
Mark “Weissguy” Weiss set an unmatched standard for rock photography. Starting out as a teenager by sneaking into concerts with a neighbor’s 35mm camera, he embarked on a legendary career that took him around the globe and onto some of the most memorable album and magazine covers in rock history– featuring the likes of Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, and Mötley Crüe to Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and KISS, and so many more. With 700+ photos, brand new interviews, and stories from Mark himself, The Decade That Rocked is a monument to the photography, friendships, and legacy of an artist that helped define ‘80s rock.
Richard Bienstock, Co-Author: Richard Bienstock is a journalist and musician whose writing has appeared in numerous U.S. and international outlets, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar Player, and Classic Rock. He is a former senior editor of Guitar World and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazines, and has authored several books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the official companion to the 2015 film of the same name. He is also the author of an upcoming oral history on the 1980s hard rock industry, to be released by St. Martin’s Press.
Rob Halford, Foreword Contributor: Rob Halford is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his wide-ranging voice. Halford is referred to as "The Metal God", not just for his vocals, but also for his contributions and dedication to the metal genre.
Eddie Trunk, Afterword Contributor: Eddie Trunk is an American music historian, radio personality, talk show host, and author, best known as the host of several hard rock and heavy metal-themed radio and television shows.