Greg Kot

Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990 and is the cohost of the nationally syndicated "Sound Opinions." He has written several books, including "Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music," and Wilco, “Learning How to Die,”
He coauthored the forthcoming "The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry" with his "Sound Opinion" colleague Jim DeRogatis. Kot's Tribune-hosted blog, Turn it Up, debuted in 2007 and covers all aspects of music. A longtime basketball junkie, he coauthored the best-seller "Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball" Kot also has made major contributions to books on Johnny Cash, George Harrison and the Beatles, and written for Encyclopaedia Britannica, Rolling Stone, Details, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Guitar World, Vibe and Request.
He lives on Chicago's Northwest Side with his wife, two daughters, and far too many records. Contact him through his Web site,

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