Brad Tolinski

About the Author

Brad Tolinski was the editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, the best-selling magazine for musicians in the world, for over 25 years. His is also the author of Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen, Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page, and Play It Loud. He's based in New York.
Jaan Uhelszki is a co-founder of the legendary music magazine, CREEM, where she became one of the first women to work in rock journalism. As head of the news department at Addicted to Noise, she won the National Feature Writer Award from the Music Journalists Association and three Deems Taylor Awards. She's based in Palm Desert, CA.

As an editor at Creem magazine (1971-1975), Ben Edmonds played a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of music culture. His insightful articles also graced the pages of Rolling Stone, and he served as a US correspondent for MOJO magazine. Edmonds authored the acclaimed Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On and the Last Days of the Motown Sound and his achievements include two ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor writing awards and two Grammy nominations. Tragically, pancreatic cancer claimed Edmonds’s life in 2016, cutting short his final project—a definitive biography of the MC5. This book owes its existence to Edmonds’ meticulous notes, serving as its cornerstone.


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