Tony Scherman

Tony Scherman is "one of the best pure writers ever to emerge from music journalism," writes Bill Flanagan, MTV's former executive vice-president and Scherman's editor at pioneering, much-mourned Musician, one of the signal American music magazines of the '80s and '90s. The award-winning author of two books, Backbeat: Earl Palmer's Story (1999) and POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol (2009) and editor of two more, The Rock Musician (1994) and The Jazz Musician‚Äč (1993), Scherman has contributed to many periodicals, including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, American Heritage, and others. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1997.