1.Mick Rock gets personal with music's biggest stars

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For more than 40 years, Mick Rock has been one of music's most in-demand photographers, capturing indelible images of icons like David Bowie and Lou Reed to modern rock stars like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Killers. Since starting as photographer in the '60s for Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett (he shot the cover for his solo album The Madcap Laughs), Rock has become best known for shooting covers for The Stooges' Raw Power and Lou Reed's Transformer. But his glossy new book Exposed (Chronicle Books) also reveals dozens of previously unseen images, including revealing shots of Lady Gaga and Madonna from their early days. Click through to see a collection of images from the book — and read Rock's stories from behind the shoots.

2.Mick Rock gets personal with music's biggest stars

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For more than 40 years, Mick Rock has been one of music's most in-demand photographers, capturing indelible images of icons like David Bowie and Lou Reed to modern rock stars like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Killers. Since starting as photographer in the '60s for Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett (he shot the cover for his solo album The Madcap Laughs), Rock has become best known for shooting covers for The Stooges' Raw Power and Lou Reed's Transformer. But his glossy new book Exposed (Chronicle Books) also reveals dozens of previously unseen images, including revealing shots of Lady Gaga and Madonna from their early days. Click through to see a collection of images from the book — and read Rock's stories from behind the shoots.

3.David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed - London, 1972

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Rock snapped this pic at the Dorchester Hotel during a press junket for Bowie. It's one of the few times the three have ever been shot together. "Iggy and Lou knew each other but it was really David that pulled the group together," says Rock. "He was the initiator."

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

4.Brandon Flowers - New York City, 2006

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Rock photographed the Killers' frontman at singer-songwriter Jesse Malin's bar Niagara.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

5.Bono and Lady Gaga - New York City, 2009

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Rock took this picture at an after-party for a concert celebrating The Virgin Prunes. "Bono had a couple of Irish beers in him," says Rock, adding the party went on until 7 A.M."He's super bright and sympathetic, incredibly likable."

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

6.Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O - New York City, 2006

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"The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of the most significant modern rock acts to come out," says Rock. "I think this photograph reflects my attitude to them. Karen O is just fabulous.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

7.Queen - London, 1974

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Rock's cover shot for Queen II would go on to inspire the trippy video for "Bohemian Rhapsody." Rock's inspiration for the image came from old photos of actresses like Marlene Dietrich. " She was a master of posing and these guys were not," says Rock. "They were absolutely amateur but Freddie [Mercury] got excited and got the others into my idea."

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

8.Bryan Ferry - London, 1974

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Rock achieved the grainy, cinematic vibe of this iconic photo of Ferry by using a technique called push processing. "It amplifies and dramatizes everything," he says.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

9.Snoop Dogg - Covina, California, 2009

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Rock captured this shot of the rapper while on break from coaching his son's football team.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

10.David Bowie - Aberdeen, England, 1973

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One of Rock's favorite images of Bowie, which he captured at the beginning of Bowie's final Ziggy Stardust Tour.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

11.Madonna - New York City, 1980

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Rock caught this snap of Madonna before she'd even cut a record. A mutual friend had brought the then-unknown artist to Rock's studio space. "I didn't think much about it when I took a few snaps," says Rock. "It was before she got a grip of the game and image. This is very unmanicured, very raw Madonna."

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

12.Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie - London, 1973

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Rock photographed this trio at the after-party for Bowie's last-ever live Ziggy Stardust performance.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

13.Syd Barrett - London, 1969

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Rock got his start as a music photographer shooting his friend Syd Barrett. This picture is an outtake from the sessions for his album The Madcap Laughs. "I was at Cambridge at the time, studying modern literature, girls and psychedelics," Rock recalls.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

14.Debbie Harry - New York City, 1978

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"This shoot was actually for a cover of Penthouse magazine," says Rock. "The beauty of it is, and what always tickled Debbie, is that she's clothed!"

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

15.Lou Reed - London, 1972

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The cover for Reed's iconic solo album Transformer.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

16.Alex Kapranos - New York City, 2006

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Franz Ferdinand had yet to crack the charts when Rock photographed Kapranos in New York's East Village.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

17.Jack White - London, 2006

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Rock captured the intensely private White backstage during a show with the Raconteurs. "It has a sense of an unguarded moment," says Rock. "One of the things about being a rock photographer is you learn to shoot under any circumstances, portraits or parties, on the lam, or on the win."

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

18.Yeah Yeah Yeahs - New York City, 2003

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After snapping this indelible image of the art-punk trio, Rock went on to pen a feature article on the YYYs for British music magazine Mojo.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

19.Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne - New York City, 2006

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"He's a very sympathetic character," says Rock of Coyne. "I think he has a certain gratitude because the Flaming Lips wallowed around in the shadows for years, but they've only really started to hit it in the new millennium. He's got a great sense of humor and a lot of energy."

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.

20.Iggy Pop - London, 1972

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Rock captured this iconic image of Pop — used as the cover for the Stooges' Raw Power — at a '72 gig at London's Kings cross cinema.

From: Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll. Copyright © 2010 by Mick Rock. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit www.Chroniclebooks.com.