Barney Hoskyns is the co-founder and editorial director of online rock-journalism library Rock’s Backpages, and author of several books including Across the Great Divide: The Band & America , Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes, & the Sound of Los Angeles , Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters & Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons and Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits .

A former US correspondent for MOJO, Hoskyns writes for Uncut and other UK publications, and has contributed to Vogue, Rolling Stone and GQ.

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