Ian Shirley lived and pogo-ed his way through British punk rock and has been buying records and watching bands ever since. He is an experienced music journalist whose feature work and reviews appear in respected magazines like Record Collector and Goldmine. He was written the biographies of Bauhaus, and The Residents as well as two science-fiction novels. He has also written the definitive tome on the links between comics and music: Can Rock And Roll Save The World, and contributed to The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock. He is currently the editor of Record Collector’s Rare Record Price Guide and has a collection of over 2,000 vinyl albums, 4,000 45rpm singles and 5,000 CDs.
Jerry Ewing is the editor of Classic Rock Presents Prog magazine. He set up Classic Rock magazine in 1998 and prior to that was deputy editor of Metal Hammer magazine. He still writes for both Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, as well as Maxim, Bizarre, and Rocks magazine in Germany.
He has several books to his name on the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica and has a raft of appearances on TV and DVD. He has also presented radio shows on Total Rock for 10 years.