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​ (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.