Charles Cross is a music journalist and the author of several acclaimed biographies, including Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix and Cobain Unseen. He was editor of the Rocket in Seattle for fifteen years during the height of the Seattle music scene. His 2001 biography of Kurt Cobain, titled Heavier Than Heaven, was awarded the 2002 ASCAP Award for Outstanding Biography.
Gillian G. Gaar has written thirteen books, including The Doors: The Illustrated History, She's A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana, and Return of the King: Elvis Presley's Great Comeback. She was a contributor to Voyageur Press' Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History and has also written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. She lives and writes in Seattle.
Bob Gendron (Chicago, IL) is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune and Down Beat.
Mark Yarm is the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: The Oral History of Grunge.
Todd Martens (Los Angeles, CA) is the pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times.
Andrew Earles is a writer and humorist based in Memphis, Tennessee. His work has appeared in several media outlets, including Spin, The Onion, Pitchfork, McSweeney’s, Harp, Paste, Magnet, and Alternative Press. Andrew lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
Greg Kot has been the Chicago Tribune's rock music critic since 1990. He co-hosts the nationally syndicated rock 'n' roll talk show Sound Opinions (soundopinions.org) on public radio and is the author of Wilco: Learning How to Die and Ripped: The Digital Music Revolution.
Jim DeRogatis is the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, co-host of Sound Opinions, and the author of several books about music and culture, including Velvet Underground (Voyageur Press) and Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs.
Alan di Perna is a freelance journalist, a frequent contributor to Guitar World magazine, and the Author of Green Day: The Ultimate Unauthorized History (Voyageur Press). He lives in Arizona.