Barney Hoskyns co-founded and editorially directs the online music-journalism library Rock’s Backpages. He is the author of several highly-regarded books, including Across the Great Divide: The Band and America (1993), Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes and the Sound of Los Angeles (1996), Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons (2006) and Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits (2009). His new book Trampled Under Foot: The Power & Excess of Led Zeppelin will publish in October 2012.
Formerly US correspondent for MOJO and a Contributing Editor at British Vogue, he currently writes for Uncut, The Observer Music Monthly, The New Statesman and other publications. He is a regular broadcaster and pundit on both radio and television, appearing on Walk on By (BBC 2), Behind the Music (VH1), Classic Albums (BBC2), and many other programmes. He was the consultant on the acclaimed 2005 series Soul Deep (BBC 2).
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