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Name:  Greg Kot  

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Kot lives on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Since 1990, Kot has been the music critic at the ''Chicago Tribune'' since 1990 and is co-host of the public radio show ''Sound Opinions''. He has written several books, including Ripped'': How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music'' and ''Wilco: Learning How to Die'' and co-wrote ''The Beatles vs the Rolling Stone: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry''. He has also been a regular contributor to ''Rolling Stone'', and has written for a dozen national publications, including ''Details'', ''Blender'', ''Entertainment Weekly'', ''Men's Journal'', ''Guitar World'', ''Vibe'' and ''Request''.


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