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 (www.soundopinions.net).

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.

Email Greg Kot : Greg@wilcobook.com