Episode 11: Greg Prato | Write to Rock

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, whose writing has appeared in such renowned publications as Rolling Stone, All Music Guide, and Classic Rock Magazine. He is the author of many books such as:

‘A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon’
‘Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story’
‘Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music’
‘No Schlock . . . Just Rock!’
‘The Eric Carr Story’
‘MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video’
‘Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets’
‘The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion’
‘Overlooked/Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention’
‘Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool’
‘Punk! Hardcore! Reggae! PMA! Bad Brains!’
‘Iron Maiden: ’80 ’81’
‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’
‘Scott Weiland: Memories of a Rock Star’
‘German Metal Machine: Scorpions in the ’70s’
‘The Other Side of Rainbow’
‘Shredders! The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More)’

‘Sack Exchange: The Definitive Oral History of the 1980s New York Jets’
‘Dynasty: The Oral History of the New York Islanders, 1972-1984’
‘Just Out of Reach: The 1980s New York Yankees’
‘The Seventh Year Stretch: New York Mets, 1977-1983’

Also, Greg has been interviewed on such radio shows as ‘Eddie Trunk Live,’ ‘The Ron and Fez Show,’ ‘Kick Out the Jams,’ and ‘The Electric Ballroom,’ and has had his books heralded on such TV or radio programs as ‘That Metal Show’ and ‘The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show.

Greg stopped by just before the release of his new book came out “The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s. He discusses that book as well as many of his other releases and the key interviews he has done in books. Greg explains his interview and writing style and shares some stories on some of the musicians he’s had the chance to talk to.

Greg’s new book “The Yacht Rock Book” current sits at #1 on Amazon for the “songwriting section” for books.

Gregs Twitter- twitter.com/gregpratowriter

Direct link to order The Yacht Rock Book – a.co/dy0N9QJ

Gregs Amazon page – mzn.com/e/B002MJ4CXI

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