Music Writers

From music historians to rock critics to blog curators, we highlight some of the industry’s finest writers and thinkers.


Bucci Talks Tunes | with ESPN Anchor and Music Enthusiast John Buccigross


John Buccigross serves as co-host of SportsCenter each weekday during the 11PM time slot. Buccigross joined the company as an ESPNEWS anchor in 1996, prior to the 24-hour sports news network. He was the primary host of NHL 2NightESPN2’s 30-minute program dedicated to hockey highlights and news from 1998-2004. Buccigross also authored a book entitled, “Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Skate: The Improbable Career of Keith Jones.” Buccigross, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., received a communications/theater arts degree from Heidelberg University.


Music & IP | with Techdirt CEO and Founder Mike Masnick

Mike Masnick is the CEO and founder of Techdirt, a news blog that reports on technology trends and related business and economic policy issues. Techdirt was named among the favorite blogs of PC Magazine and has been praised for its “sharp, pithy analysis of current tech issues.” Masnick is also the founder and CEO of the company Floor64 and a contributor at BusinessWeek’s Business Exchange. 


A Book Review | Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

Staff Writer Scott Borchert reviews Will Hermes’ Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever. New York: Faber & Faber, 2011. (and check out the book’s multimedia companion here) 



One on One with Music Critic Will Hermes

Will Hermes is the author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever (read the Kickshuffle review here). He is a senior critic for Rolling Stone, a longtime contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and has written for The New York Timesthe Village VoiceThe BelieverGQSalonEntertainment Weekly, and elsewhere. His writing was included in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006 and Da Capo Best Music Writing 2007. Follow him on Twitter.


Music and Metal in the Digital Age | with Vince Neilstein, Co-Editor-In-Chief of Metalsucks

Vince Neilstein is Co-Editor-In-Chief of the influential metal blog Metalsucks. Known for its snarky commentary, irreverent attitude, interviews, album reviews, and breaking news from the metalworld, Metalsucks also offers sharp observations on how technology is changing the way we consume and create music.


Music, Technology, and Jam Bands | with Hidden Track Editor and YEMblog Founder Scott Bernstein

Scott Bernstein is Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Hidden Track, an award-winning music blog that offers live music fans an off-beat look at a wide range of genres. Hidden Track has been featured in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound and The Daily Swarm, as well as hundreds of other sites. Scott also writes for Relix Magazine, Pimpwiz, YEMblog and Scottybiz.


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