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Barney Hoskyns (born 1959) is a British music critic and editor of the online music journalism archive Rock's Backpages.

Hoskyns graduated from Oxford with a First Class degree in English. He began writing about music for Melody Maker and New Musical Express, quitting his job as staff writer at NME to research a book about soul music. The result was Say It One Time For The Brokenhearted: Country Soul In The American South (UK: Fontana, 1987; Bloomsbury reissue 1998).

Hoskyns has written regularly on pop culture and the arts for British Vogue, where for five years he was a Contributing Editor, and for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer and Arena magazine. He has also contributed to Harper's Bazaar, Interview magazine, Spin magazine and Rolling Stone, as well as to and CDNOW.

Between 1993 and 1999, Hoskyns worked as Associate Editor and then U.S. Editor of Mojo magazine. Faber (UK) and Simon & Schuster (US) published his Glam! Bowie, Bolan & The Glitter Rock Revolution in 1998, tying in with Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine. Haynes provided an introduction. 1999 saw the publication of the bestselling The Mullet: Hairstyle Of The Gods, written with Mark Larson and published by Bloomsbury.

In 2000, Hoskyns became Senior Editor of CDNOW in London, leaving to co-found the music site Rock's Backpages, an online library of rock journalism. Hoskyns edited The Sound and the Fury: A Rock’s Backpages Reader (Bloomsbury, 2003) and Ozzy Osbourne: A Rock’s Backpages Reader (Omnibus, 2004). Hoskyns’ Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters & Cocaine Cowboys In The L.A. Canyons (UK: 4th Estate/Harper Collins; US: Wiley), was published in 2005. A BBC documentary based on this book was broadcast in 2007.

In 2006, Hoskyns published his study of Led Zeppelin IV in Rodale’s Rock Of Ages series, together with a US reissue of Across The Great Divide (Hal Leonard Books). His next book on American music, Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits, was published in March 2009 by Faber and Faber. He is a regular broadcaster and pundit on both radio and television, appearing on the Top Ten series (CHANNEL 4), the I Love The 80s/90s series (BBC 2), Walk On By (BBC 2), Behind The Music (VH1) and Classic Albums (BBC2). He was the consultant on the acclaimed 2005 series Soul Deep (BBC 2). Hoskyns’ other books include Montgomery Clift: Beautiful Loser (UK: Bloomsbury/ US: Grove, 1992), Across The Great Divide: The Band & America (UK: Viking; US: Hyperion, 1993) and the novel The Lonely Planet Boy: A Pop Romance (UK/US: Serpent’s Tail, 1995). Waiting For The Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes & The Sound Of Los Angeles (UK: Viking/US: St. Martin’s Press, 1996) was nominated for a Ralph J. Gleason award in the U.S.
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Total Books: 63
Major Dudes A Steely Dan Companion
2018 - Major Dudes a Steely Dan Companion (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781468316278
ISBN-10: 1468316273
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

Joni The Anthology
2017 - Joni the Anthology (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250148629
ISBN-10: 1250148626
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment

Small Town Talk Bob Dylan The Band Van Morrison Janis Joplin Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock
Never Enough A Way Through Addiction
2017 - Never Enough a Way Through Addiction (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781472125521
ISBN-10: 1472125525
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self-Help

75 Years of Capitol Records
2016 - 75 Years of Capitol Records (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783836550284
ISBN-10: 3836550288
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment

The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973
2015 - The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973 [English, French and German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783836549059
ISBN-10: 3836549050
Genre: Arts & Photography

Led Zeppelin The Oral History of the World's Greatest Rock Band
2012 - Led Zeppelin the Oral History of the World's Greatest Rock Band (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780470894323
ISBN-10: 0470894326
Genre: Arts & Photography

Doug Aitken Song 1
2012 - Doug Aitken Song 1 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780978906320
ISBN-10: 0978906322
Genre: Arts & Photography

Lowside of the Road A Life of Tom Waits
2010 - Lowside of the Road a Life of Tom Waits (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780767927093
ISBN-10: 0767927095
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Lowside of the Road
2009 - Lowside of the Road (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571245031
ISBN-10: 057124503X

Waiting for the Sun A Rock and Roll History of Los Angeles
Hotel California
2008 - Hotel California [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782859207793
ISBN-10: 2859207791

Hotel California The True-Life Adventures of Crosby Stills Nash Young Mitchell Taylor Browne Ronstadt Geffen the Eagles and Their Many Friends
Led Zeppelin IV
2006 - Led Zeppelin IV [Rock of Ages] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781594863707
ISBN-10: 1594863709
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Across the Great Divide The Band and America
2006 - Across the Great Divide the Band and America (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781423414421
ISBN-10: 142341442X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

San Francisco
2006 - San Francisco [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782859206703
ISBN-10: 2859206701

Hotel California  The True-life Adventures of Crosby Stills Nash Young Mitchell Taylor Browne Ronstadt Geffen the Eagles and Their Many Friends
The Sound and the Fury  40 Years of Classic Rock Journalism A Rock's Backpages Reader
2003 - The Sound and the Fury 40 Years of Classic Rock Journalism a Rock's Backpages Reader (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781582342825
ISBN-10: 1582342822
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Waiting for the Sun
2003 - Waiting for the Sun (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747561804
ISBN-10: 074756180X
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment

Across the Great Divide
2003 - Across the Great Divide (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780712605403
ISBN-10: 0712605401

Arthur Lee Alone Again Or
2001 - Arthur Lee Alone Again Or (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781841950853
ISBN-10: 1841950858
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment