Lecturer, MMMC and Music Journalism
Simon Price is a music journalist, author, broadcaster and club DJ with over thirty years’ experience. His career in music journalism, which began when he was still a schoolboy in South Wales, includes nine years as a writer and section editor at Melody Maker and twelve as Rock & Pop Critic for the Independent On Sunday.
As a freelance writer he’s contributed to a vast range of publications including Q, The Guardian, The Observer, Metro, Mojo, Uncut, Select, Time Out, Attitude, The Quietus and Metal Hammer. His first book, ‘Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers)’, became the fastest-selling rock book in British history in 1999, and was named Book Of The Year by NME and Rock Book Of The Decade by The Guardian.
He regularly appears on TV and radio to talk about music, including BBC4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2, and has presented BBC Introducing: The South on several occasions. Simon was voted Live Music Reviewer Of The Year at the Record Of The Day Awards for three consecutive years, and has interviewed musicians such as Courtney Love, Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue, Boy George, John Lydon, Nine Inch Nails, Duran Duran, Bjork, Public Enemy, Stevie Nicks, Wu-Tang Clan, Chrissie Hynde, Smokey Robinson, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Rage Against The Machine and Robert Plant.