Bill Hale started photographing rock and roll bands in 1979 at the age of 18. In the 80s, Bill was the Chief Photographer for Metal Rendezvous International magazine. While on staff he was able to shoot many of the top bands of the day including Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Riot, and UFO. Bill was fortunate enough to photograph many legends on their last tours of the states, Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Bon Scott (AC/DC), Freddie Mercury (Queen), and Rory Gallagher, to name a few. He also photographed Metallica and published his work on them in a book called Metallica: The Club Dayz 1982-1984 (ECW Press, 2009). Bill now lives in Hawaii and still works with rock-and-rollers.