Steve Knopper is a Denver-based travel writer, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and author of Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age. A native of Michigan, Steve grew up taking twice-a-year vacations in the Rocky Mountains with his parents. Falling in love with the area, they moved to Boulder in 1983, and set to building a house in the foothills. Steve graduated from Boulder High School and the University of Michigan.
Steve began his writing career on staff at the Richmond, Virginia News Leader, the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera, and the Gary, Indiana Post-Tribune before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1996.
In addition to covering the music business, his specialty, Steve has written for publications as diverse as Sunset, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, GQ, and the New York Post, among others.
Steve lives in the Highlands area of northwest Denver, around the corner from excellent restaurants like Julia Blackbird's and Mead Street Station, with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Rose.