markweissandozzyosbourne410 Rock photographer Mark Weiss has posted the following message:

“I am often asked to donate classic rock photographs from my archives. I would have never imagined when I was 16 and sneaking my camera into concerts that I could make a living out of it, much less help out some people in my own hometown by donating the sale of these photos three decades later. My career as a photographer has been a dream come true, and it’s time to give back.

As many of you know, for the past three years I have been passionate about a campaign I started for Lunch Break, the soup kitchen (and so much more) in my hometown of Red Bank, NJ. The campaign is entitled, Feels Like The First Time, and I am donating images from the first time I photographed the musicians in the 70s and 80s, with the proceeds benefitting Lunch Break. After last year’s successful campaign raised more than $10,000, I have teamed up once again with Charitybuzz online auction for Round 2! This year’s auction runs from September 24th to October 15th.

To see the photos that are up for bids, including those of Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Paul Stanley, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, among others, please go to

5 Responses

  1. I checked the photos out. There’s some cool photos up for bid. I’m actually making a bid on one of the Judas Priest photos. My girlfriend says I spend too much money on stuff I already have way too much of. She calls me the world’s oldest 15 year-old. My metal and hard rock memorabilia and vintage album collection takes up an entire room of my house, all displayed neatly with a cool museum vibe, and the rest is on display on the walls and display cases spread out all over my house. This is for a great cause, so let the bidding wars begin!

    1. Good for you James!

      You can NEVER have too much of The Metal God, and like you said, even better, it benefits a great cause. A win, win. 🙂

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    2. The photo of Glenn rocking out is really cool. That one and the one of Rob when he was young are the ones I’m going for mainly but there’s several others I’d like to have also, like the one of Paul Rogers when he was younger. Rob’s my favorite metal singer of all time and Paul is my favorite rock singer of all time. Any if those would be cool to have and framed on my wall to.

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