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John Gilhooley

About John Gilhooley

Photographer John Gilhooley grew up in Los Angeles in the skateboarding / surfing and music scene. His first show was The GoGo's and The Blasters at The Starwood 1980 at age 15. He formed the punk band VOA (Voice of Authority) with his friend Mike in 1982 , starting on drums, then when they couldent find a singer he jumped off the drum kit to sing and had his friend Rich play drums , who was a way better drummer anyway. Attending photo school at LATTC in Downtown LA in the mid 80's and relocating to Huntington Beach in 1988 were all part of the journey. During the 90s John worked for the celebrity photographers coming to LA from New York. He scouted locations for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and others. Portraits and live music photography are John's specialty, with over100 magazine covers to date for OC Weekly, The District, LA City Beat, Culture, and others. When not shooting photos, he still can be found Surfing and strumming guitar in his latest band, The Zero Class.

Photo Gallery: NAMM 2020

NAMM’s (National Association of Music Merchants) annual convention in Anaheim is known for its parties and concerts, but for serious musicians and industry insiders, the enormous convention floor is where the real action is, with a wonderland of over 1500 … Continue reading

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Dimebash 2020 at The Observatory OC 1/16/20

Another sold out year for Dimebash 2020, supporting Dimebagzhag Rita Haney’s charity “Ride For Dime,” founded in the name of  Dimebag Darrell Abott. The charity is continuing his legacy and supporting causes that were close to Dime, now 15 years … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Late Steve Soto of Adolescents

Happy Birthday, Steve Soto – Quick backstory on this photo – with his touring schedule, time was tight. With my OC Weekly deadline and having been fortunate enough to have done previous shoots with Steve, I said to him, “Steve, … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival May 2019 DTLV Events Center: The Bands

In its 21st year, the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival still provides an amazing time. Headliners Rancid , The Descendents and The Specials capped off each night of great music from bands both young and old. Highlights included punk … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas 2019: The Fans

Stay tuned for band photos and story!  

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Photo Gallery: LAMF, Crazy Squeeze and The Hots at The Resident

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Photo Gallery: KISS Farewell Tour at the Forum, February 16, 2019

KISS Farewell Tour at The Forum February 16, 2019. All photos by John Gilhooley for The Los Angeles Beat.

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