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Greg Kott

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Kot lives on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Biography: Since 1990, Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune. He has 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.


Greg Kott on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Ripped :
ISBN: 1416547312 OCLC: 424555306

Scribner, New York : 2010.

Ripped tells the story of how the laptop generation created a new grassroots music industry, with the fans and bands rather than the corporations in charge. In this new world, bands aren't just musicmakers but self-contained multimedia businesses; and fans aren't just consumers but distributors and even collaborators.

Survival guide for coaching youth basketball /
ISBN: 0736073833 OCLC: 212853213

Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL : ©2009.

Be prepared this season with Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball. This easy-to-follow guide will walk you through the essential drills and knowledge that every inexperienced youth basketball coach needs. Develop your team?s skills in practice and run effective plays to make this season rewarding and fun for you and your team.--Publisher's website.

The Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones :
ISBN: 0760338132 OCLC: 502304851

Voyageur Press, Minneapolis : 2010.

Two of the world's preeminent music journalists tackle the liveliest debate in rock history: which band is the greatest ever-the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? More than two dozen topics of debate are addressed, with cases being made both for the lads from Liverpool and rock's proto bad boys. From the Cavern and Crawdaddy clubs through head to head comparisons of specific albums (e.g., Exile or the White Album?), members' roles within the bands, the Svengali like managers, influential producers, musical influences, and more, this is the book that dares confront the topics over which fans have agonized for years. Illustrated throughout with photography and memorabilia.

Wilco :
ISBN: 0767915585 OCLC: 54959618

Broadway Books, New York : 2004.

Traces Jeff Tweedy's path from his groundbreaking first band, Uncle Tupelo, to forming Wilco with guitarist Jay Bennett, to the pair's recent, acrimonious breakup. Conveys how the pressures on a successful band can be just as trying as those a struggling one suffers.