Dr Jerry Thackray has been a freelance music critic for over 30 years. He has edited, published and written for numerous magazines and websites in the UK, US and Australia, including Melody Maker, NME, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, MOJO, Classic Rock, Plan B Magazine. He is best-known as Everett True, “the man who invented grunge”, the critic Kurt Cobain once called “the biggest rock star journalist in the world”.
Jerry has written several books on rock music (Nirvana, Ramones, The White Stripes) and, under his stage name The Legend!, released the first record on Creation Records. Nick Cave described The Legend!’s onstage performance as being “more entertaining than Nina Simone”.
Jerry holds a PhD in Music Journalism, and right now has a new book out “Ed Sheeran is Shit (and other Major Musical Malfunctions), published through his own crowd-funded book company Rejected Unknown.
Jerry will be joining us across the Louder weekend, joining panel discussions, in conversations, sharing impromptu readings from his new book and generally enjoying and enhancing our great #MusicLitFest vibe… watch this space!