Joel Selvin

San Francisco Chronicle pop music critic Joel Selvin (Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues) started covering rock shows for the paper shortly after the end of the Civil War. His writing has appeared in a surprising number of other publications that you would think should have known better. He is the author of over 12 books about pop music, including the autobiography of Sammy Hagar.