Anthony DeCurtis Talks Lou Reed With Joe Vig
Friday Night on Non Visual Radio From 8-9 p.m.
By Ed Wrobleski
This week Joe Viglione talks with author Anthony DeCurtis on his current biography on Lou Reed which was published in 2017 please be sure to tune in to Non Visual Radio this friday night from 8-9 p.m. on www.activatemedia.org to hear this in-depth 55 minute interview.
Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where his work has appeared for more than thirty years. He holds a Ph.D in American literature from Indiana University and is a Distinguished Lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. He collaborated with Clive Davis on Davis’s autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life, which was published by Simon and Schuster in February 2013 and rose to number two on the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list. He appears in “Soundtrack of Our Lives,” a documentary based on the book that will open the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017. His biography of Lou Reed, titled Lou Reed: A Life, was published by Little, Brown on October 10, 2017.
DeCurtis’s essay accompanying the 1988 Eric Clapton box set Crossroads won a Grammy in the “Best Album Notes” category, and on three occasions he has won ASCAP’s Deems Taylor awards for excellence in writing about music. He has appeared as a commentator on MTV, VH1, the Today Show, and many other news and entertainment programs. In 1996 he served as the moderator on the VH1 show Four on the Floor and as editorial director for the channel’s nonfiction programming. He has served as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee for more than twenty years.
A List of Some of Anthony’s Published works:
In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work Milwaukee, WI : Leonard, 2005.
Rocking My Life Away: Writing About Music and Other Matters , Durham : Duke University Press, 1998.
Lou Reed : a life New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
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