Bill has interviewed and written features on artists including Chris Squire (Yes), The Psychedelic Furs, Bill Wyman, Todd Rundgren, The Flaming Lips, Ray Manzarek (Doors), R. Stevie Moore, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Tommy James, John Wetton (UK, Asia, King Crimson), Felix Cavaliere (Rascals), Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Moody Blues, Gary Wright, Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus), Bootsy Collins, Ann Wilson (Heart), Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Henry Rollins, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Richard Barone, Jason Falkner, Tony Levin, Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs), Crowded House, Camper Van Beethoven, Project/Object, The Church, Jack Casady, Trey Gunn, Porcupine Tree, The Turtles, Howard Jones, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, The Fleshtones, KT Tunstall, Andy Partridge, Terry Adams (NRBQ), Carmine Appice, The Black Angels, Robyn Hitchcock, Roky Erickson, Gentle Giant, Richard Barone, Adrian Belew, The Polyphonic Spree, Zoé, Thrice, Pat Mastelotto, Steve Wynn, Fall Out Boy, Dungen, Richie Havens, Sean Lennon, Bigelf, Pete Yorn, The Residents, Los Straitjackets, Radio Birdman, Veruca Salt, Richard X Heyman, Tommy Keene, Black Mountain, Marshall Crenshaw, Bob Moog, The Veronicas, The New York Dolls, Johnny Winter and many others. He's reported on the Bonnaroo, Moogfest and Echo Project festivals, and written about consumer products including the Microsoft Zune, Rock Band: The Game and many others.
He's currently workingo n a book propsal, but he's not gonna tell you what it is about...just yet. He lives in a century-old house in Asheville, NC with his vintage motorcycle, massive music collection, and way too many synthesizers.
Even when I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a Rock Journalist™. People who have seen the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity say that John Cusack's character reminds them of me. I don't know if that's meant as a compliment or not.
With the demise of Skope Magazine (a wonderful but cavalierly-managed national print magazine where I served as editor for a couple years), I sought an outlet for my musings on music. While I continue to write for a wide array of publications -- generally under my own name, sometimes without a byline -- I put Musoscribe.com together as a means to collect all of my music-related writing (past, present and future) into one handy place. I hope it serves to inform and amuse.
My other ("day") job is the running of a one-man marketing and web design firm. I've been at it since 1996. Details here.
Note to Artists, Labels and PR reps: Your CDs for potential review are welcomed and encouraged. I'm already on the mailing lists for many of the major PR reps (you know who you are). If I'm not on your list, please feel free to add me. My tastes run decidedly toward the rock end of the musical spectrum, so if you (or your clients) are a "boy band," metal outfit, sensitive acoustic singer/songwriter, run-of-the-mill hip-hop artist or mainstream C&W performer, save your stamp, as it were.
And please note that I strongly prefer music I can hold in my hand. CDs and vinyl are strongly preferred. MP3 is okay, but if you made a movie, would you want me watching it on my Zune? Yeah, that's what I thought. Email me for contact info.