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Greg Kot

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'' 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''.


Greg Kot on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Ripped :
ISBN: 9781416547310 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: 9781492515111 OCLC: 918556766

Human Kinetics, 2015.

The Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones :
ISBN: 9781610605137 OCLC: 759840673

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 ha.