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86: Puerto Bulsara 86 COOL CAT, con Neal Preston

Puerto Bulsara

Un podcast sobre Queen, su música, su historia... y algunas otras cosas.  Conducido por Alexis Valido y Bb Sanzo. Por demanda popular, volvemos con un episodio especial que incluye una entrevista a Neal Preston, el legendario fotógrafo de rock que acompañó a Queen desde mediados de los 70 hasta 1986.

1hr 11mins

5 Sep 2021

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Iconic rock photographer Neal Preston talks Led Zeppelin, the movie "Almost Famous," and LA in the 70s

My Rock Moment

Neal Preston is one of the most well respected photographers in the music business. Neal was the official tour photographer for Led Zeppelin, Queen and Bruce Springsteen, photographer for the film "Almost Famous," and has shot for a multitude of world-class magazines including Newsweek, Time, and Rolling Stone. He was also the official American concert photographer for Live Aid in 1985, cementing his status in pop culture.In this episode we’ll discuss why he picked up a camera, surviving LA in the 70s, moments with Cameron Crowe, touring with Zeppelin, shooting Stevie Nicks and the Traveling Wilburys and his book “Exhilarated and Exhausted.” And if you love rock photography you definitely want to grab this book. Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Neal-Preston-Exhilarated-Exhausted/dp/1909526452

1hr 12mins

26 Aug 2021

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Neal Preston (Led Zeppelin Photographer)

KQXR The Morning After Podcast

9mins

16 Feb 2021

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Episode 28: Celebrated Rock Photographer Neal Preston

Keith's Music Box

Photographer Neal Preston has shot iconic images of rock’s most legendary artists, including Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Who, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Allman Brothers, the Eagles, Kiss, Motley Crue, Jimi Hendrix, U2 and Bob Marley. His work has been displayed at the Rock Hall of Fame, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the National Gallery in London, and has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, People, Life, Time, Newsweek and many more mags. His new book, “Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs,” was released just last week. I sit down with Neal for an exclusive chat about his work and adventures over the last 50+ years on this week’s KMB. We’ll also play music hand-selected by Neal, including a rare bootleg of Led Zeppelin performing live in Germany in 1980.

1hr 35mins

6 Nov 2020

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RECAP - Mad Respect for Neal Preston, Marijuana Doc Talk, Letterman Love, and What's Next

DreamPath Podcast

Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from last week's amazing chat with legendary rock photographer Neal Preston, review the Netflix documentary Grass Is Greener and Dave Letterman's second season of My Next Guest, and preview next week's interview with Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Kylie Rothfied. 

25mins

4 Nov 2020

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Deeper Digs: Neal Preston - Storied Rock Photographer

Pantheon - The Music Podcast Network

Christian gets to add another photographer to the list when he spends time with the great Neal Preston, one of the best to ever point the lens rock n roll’s way!Neal Preston is one of the most highly respected photographers in the history of the music business. His career in photography,which started in high school and continues to the present, has spanned well over 4 decades. Through his body of work Preston has made a significant contribution to the pop culture history of multiple generations. His archive stands as one of the music industry’s single most elite (and extensive) photographic collections.For years, his photographs have appeared in every conceivable media outlet: on the covers and pages of hundreds of world-class magazines, newspapers, and books, on television shows, in feature films and documentaries, in Broadway show programs and billboards, in print and electronic advertisements, and on innumerable vinyl and CD/DVD packages. Additionally, he was the key contributor to VH-1’s acclaimed “Behind the Music” documentary series, providing over one thousand still photos used in over 50 episodes.Although Preston is best known in rock circles as Led Zeppelin’s U.S. tour photographer in the mid-1970’s, his rock-and-roll travels have taken him around the world many times. He has visited Russia with Billy Joel, Japan with Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, China with Wham! , South Africa with Whitney Houston, Canada with Heart, Japan with Duran Duran, and Mexico and South America with Queen in both 1981 and 2015.In 1985, Preston was chosen as one of the official photographers for the Bob Geldof’s “Live Aid” concert at London’s Wembley Stadium. In 1988 his association with Bruce Springsteen helped land him the job as official tour photographer for Amnesty International’s legendary “Conspiracy of Hope” tour, a 5 week world trek with Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Tracy Chapman appearing along with Springsteen.An accomplished photojournalist, Preston has shot stories and covers – not only on musicians- for a multitude of world-class magazines including Newsweek, Time, and Rolling Stone. In 1980 he began a 30 year-long relationship with People Magazine and to this day remains the most-assigned photographer in the history of the magazine, with almost 700 shoot days to his credit.After joining the International Cinematographers Guild in 1999 , Preston served as both the “unit” and “special” photographer for the feature films “Almost Famous”, “Vanilla Sky”, “Elizabethtown” , “We Bought a Zoo”, and “Aloha” , and recently completed work on season 1 of the Showtime television series “Roadies” (all directed by Cameron Crowe). Besides creating the key art for those projects, Preston also provided photos used in the feature films ” *61", “Singles”, “Laurel Canyon” and “Pick of Destiny” among others.Preston’s work has been displayed at such elite institutions as the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the National Gallery in London, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio . His iconic photograph of Freddie Mercury is part of the permanent photo exhibit at the new Wembley Stadium in London. His work is included in the permanent collection of the new Yankee Stadium in New York, and close to 100 of Preston’s photographs adorn the walls of the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, California.https://www.prestonpictures.com/https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Neal-Preston-Photographs/dp/1909526711/ref=sr_1_1?crid=IJGH61FDRLVD&dchild=1&keywords=neal+preston+queen&qid=1603925998&sprefix=neal+preston%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1 (edited) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 56mins

30 Oct 2020

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Neal Preston: Storied Rock Photographer

Deeper Digs

Christian gets to add another photographer to the list when he spends time with the great Neal Preston, one of the best to ever point the lens rock n roll’s way!Neal Preston is one of the most highly respected photographers in the history of the music business. His career in photography,which started in high school and continues to the present, has spanned well over 4 decades. Through his body of work Preston has made a significant contribution to the pop culture history of multiple generations. His archive stands as one of the music industry’s single most elite (and extensive) photographic collections.For years, his photographs have appeared in every conceivable media outlet: on the covers and pages of hundreds of world-class magazines, newspapers, and books, on television shows, in feature films and documentaries, in Broadway show programs and billboards, in print and electronic advertisements, and on innumerable vinyl and CD/DVD packages. Additionally, he was the key contributor to VH-1’s acclaimed “Behind the Music” documentary series, providing over one thousand still photos used in over 50 episodes.Although Preston is best known in rock circles as Led Zeppelin’s U.S. tour photographer in the mid-1970’s, his rock-and-roll travels have taken him around the world many times. He has visited Russia with Billy Joel, Japan with Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, China with Wham! , South Africa with Whitney Houston, Canada with Heart, Japan with Duran Duran, and Mexico and South America with Queen in both 1981 and 2015.In 1985, Preston was chosen as one of the official photographers for the Bob Geldof’s “Live Aid” concert at London’s Wembley Stadium. In 1988 his association with Bruce Springsteen helped land him the job as official tour photographer for Amnesty International’s legendary “Conspiracy of Hope” tour, a 5 week world trek with Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Tracy Chapman appearing along with Springsteen.An accomplished photojournalist, Preston has shot stories and covers – not only on musicians- for a multitude of world-class magazines including Newsweek, Time, and Rolling Stone. In 1980 he began a 30 year-long relationship with People Magazine and to this day remains the most-assigned photographer in the history of the magazine, with almost 700 shoot days to his credit.After joining the International Cinematographers Guild in 1999 , Preston served as both the “unit” and “special” photographer for the feature films “Almost Famous”, “Vanilla Sky”, “Elizabethtown” , “We Bought a Zoo”, and “Aloha” , and recently completed work on season 1 of the Showtime television series “Roadies” (all directed by Cameron Crowe). Besides creating the key art for those projects, Preston also provided photos used in the feature films ” *61", “Singles”, “Laurel Canyon” and “Pick of Destiny” among others.Preston’s work has been displayed at such elite institutions as the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the National Gallery in London, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio . His iconic photograph of Freddie Mercury is part of the permanent photo exhibit at the new Wembley Stadium in London. His work is included in the permanent collection of the new Yankee Stadium in New York, and close to 100 of Preston’s photographs adorn the walls of the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, California.https://www.prestonpictures.com/https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Neal-Preston-Photographs/dp/1909526711/ref=sr_1_1?crid=IJGH61FDRLVD&dchild=1&keywords=neal+preston+queen&qid=1603925998&sprefix=neal+preston%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1 (edited) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 58mins

30 Oct 2020

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Neal Preston on Rock Photography, Queen, Immortality, and Stevie Nicks' Closet

DreamPath Podcast

Neal Preston is the photographer behind many of the most iconic photos in rock history. He has worked (and toured) with Queen, Led Zeppelin, Whitney Houston, and Bob Dylan to name just a few. His book Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted is a retrospective of his career. His latest book, Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs, released this week, provides glimpses of life backstage, live performances, and outtakes, accompanied by anecdotes from Preston with forewords by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.  What you will learn: How he met and became best friends with Camron Crowe, who hired Neal to shoot still photography for films such as Vanilla Sky and Almost Famous; why Neal admires the way Crowe interacts with fans. [0:00-10:15] Why Neal published his book Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted; how the lights, stage performances, and emotion of Broadway inspired him as a child; what it was like working with Led Zeppelin. [10:15-17:32] Neal’s account of an infamous encounter with John Bonham after a concert; the importance of being invisible when working amongst celebrities; Neal’s thoughts on the business of being a photographer on tour with a band. [17:32-25:54] Why Neal almost went to college but decided against it; what has changed about photography over the years, and how COVID has altered it even more. [25:54-32:40] Why Neal turned down a gig shooting The Rolling Stones on tour. [31:13-32:39] The importance of live performance photography; how Neal’s keen instincts are crucial to his success as a photographer, and how these instincts came in handy during a shoot with Stevie Nicks. [32:40-40:16] The reason Neal mainly shoots in digital; Neal’s insightful answers to listener questions, from photo lens preference to his favorite/most iconic images, including a famous shot of Freddie Mercury. [40:16-49:30] Why Neal dislikes punk, loves English blues bands, and hates The Grateful Dead. [49:30-56:36] Some wild stories involving Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, and even one where he was fired by Barbra Streisand. [56:36-1:03:26] How photography can transform the mortal to the immortal; and Neal’s recollection of meeting Bryan’s dad, Greg Smith, on tour with the band Heart. [1:03:26-1:14:54] Resources: Neal Preston Photography Neal Preston’s: Facebook & Instagram Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs

1hr 14mins

28 Oct 2020

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Rock photographer Neal Preston returns for part 2

Rock And Roll Confessional

This episode is part two with iconic rock photographer, Neal Preston. Neal talks with us about his relationship with the members of Queen, his friend and muse; Stevie Nicks. He tells the story of being with Nancy Kerrigan when she got whacked in the knees by Tonya Harding. Being confronted on an airplane by a very drunk John Bonham and his set up for shooting one of the most well known Bruce Springsteen photos! Plus Neal has been kind enough to allow us to post the photos we talk about on our website. So go to www.rockandrollconfessional.rocks click on the appropriate show, and follow along! 

54mins

13 May 2020

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Rock photographer Neal Preston talks about working with Led Zeppelin, Zep's Peter Grand & Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe and more!

Rock And Roll Confessional

Neal Perston tells us many of the stories behind the photos in his latest book: Exhilarated and Exhausted. Neal talks about going on tour with Led Zeppelin and watching the notorious Peter Grant, Zep's manager. Neal also talks about working with his best friend Cameron Crowe on the film "Almost Famous". Both Neal and Cameron went through some of the same experiences portrayed in the film. Plus many other incredible stories! 

1hr 7mins

28 Apr 2020

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