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Greg Kot

Greg Kot (born March 3, 1957) is an American writer and journalist. Since 1990, Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune,[1] where he has covered popular music and reported on music-related social, political and business issues. Kot cohosts Sound Opinions which claims in its intro to be "the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show," nationally syndicated through its home base at Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ-FM 91.5.[2]

Kot's books include The Rolling Stone Album Guide and MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide.[5] A longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Kot has written for a dozen national publications,[6] including Details, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Guitar World, Vibe and Request.[3]



  1. ^ "Greg Kot Biography".  
  2. ^ "The Sound Opinions Station List". WBEZ. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Greg Kot - Host of Sound Opinions". Biography. WBEZ. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Reid, Graham. "The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot". Review. Elsewhere. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Gary Graff & Daniel Durchholz (eds), MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide, Visible Ink Press (Farmington Hills, MI, 1999; ISBN 1-57859-061-2), p. xix.
  6. ^ "Greg Kot". Host, Sound Opinions. Chicago Public Media. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway".  

External links

  • Greg Kot Story Gallery at the Chicago Tribune
  • Greg Kot official website

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