05.25.95 – Blind Melon | RIP Magazine
Another fun shoot for RIP Magazine with a great band. At the time Blind Melon was blowing up and lead singer Shannon Hoon was kicking ass! He had gotten a lot of buzz from doing the song Don’t Cry with Guns N’ Roses. I met the band at Capitol Records on Vine Street in Hollywood. I did the shoot across the street at The Palace Theater’s parking lot. Didn’t have much of a choice since there wasn’t a whole lot of time and not any places really to shoot.
The shoot was easy. The band was easy. Shannon was easy. I remember most that Shannon was super tired and I tried to lighten up the mood as best as I could. I also remember Shannon be super friendly. I was so bummed to find out 5 months later that he had died of a drug overdose. Seriously sucked!!!
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