Since 1990, Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune, where he has established a reputation not just for his comprehensive coverage of popular music --- from hip-hop to rock en espanol --- but for enterprising reportage on music-related social, political and business issues.

With his Chicago Sun-Times counterpart Jim DeRogatis, he cohosts Sound Opinions, "the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show," on WXRT radio and WTTW-Ch. 11 television in Chicago, and on the Web (

Kot is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone and other national periodicals, and his work also has appeared in Encyclopaedia Britannica and numerous books, including "Harrison, a Rolling Stone tribute to George Harrison" and "The Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock."

Greg lives on Chicago's Northwest Side with his wife, two daughters and far too many records.

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