Chuck Eddy (born November 26, 1960) is an American music journalist.
1 Life and career
3 External links
3.1 Selected articles
Life and career
Chuck Eddy was born in Detroit, Michigan. After starting his
journalism career with
The Village Voice
The Village Voice and Creem, where he published
one of the first national interviews with the Beastie Boys in the
mid-1980s, Eddy then wrote for Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment
Weekly and other national and local publications. He also authored two
books: Stairway to Hell: The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the
Universe, and The Accidental Evolution of Rock and Roll.
In 1999 he was hired as the music editor at The Village Voice, where
he served for seven years. After being terminated on grounds of
"taste" upon Village Voice Media's merger with New Times in
2006, he briefly wrote a thrice-weekly heavy metal blog for
MTV's URGE and a monthly page of capsule CD reviews in Harp magazine
called "The Last Roundup". From 2006 to 2007, he worked as a senior
editor for Billboard magazine.
Eddy currently freelances from Austin, Texas. He contributes a regular
"Essentials" column to Spin; blog entries and several reviews every
week, and occasional video interviews, to Rhapsody.com; and frequent
pieces to The Village Voice, eMusic, and other outlets. He has also
programmed several artist-specific web radio stations for Clear
He has published book chapters in several anthologies, including: The
Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll (Random House,
Spin Alternative Record Guide
Spin Alternative Record Guide (Vintage, 1995); Stars Don’t
Stand Still in the Sky: Music And Myth (NYU Press, 1999); Bubblegum
Music Is the Naked Truth (Feral House, 2001); Creem: America’s Only
Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine (Collins, 2007); and 1000 Songs To Change
Your Life (Time Out, 2008.)
A best-of collection, Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century
of Music Criticism, was published by
Duke University Press
Duke University Press in 2011.
^ “Lay It Down, Clowns!: The
Beastie Boys Take Over?” (1987).
^ "Village Voice Music Editor
Chuck Eddy Fired", April 19, 2006.
^ "'Voice' in the Wilderness:
Chuck Eddy Says Farewell" Archived July
14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., April 20, 2006.
Chuck It All In: Rhapsody blog
Singles Again: Blurt blog
Entertainment Weekly reviews
Singles Jukebox reviews
Rolling Stone Songs of the Day
Rolling Stone record guides, Part 1
Chuck Eddy articles archived at Rock's Back Pages
Final Word: Best Singles Of The '80s
Michael Jackson essay, 1991
Talk Eddy to Me - The World's Most Iconoclastic Rock Critic Speaks
Out, By Scott Woods
Chuck E...So Addictive, By Steven Ward
A review of the Violator, allegedly not listened to by Chuck