Mike Derrico

Mike Derrico is a freelance writer, rock and pop culture historian, host of the Rock Under Fire podcast, and author of the 2020 book AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: Fall 1980…The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era. He has contributed articles, book reviews, concert reviews and interviews to Pleasekillme.com and NJArts.net.   His second book and first novel, THE LOCKER NOTES was released by IngramSpark in November 2021.  Derrico has interviewed a wide assortment of names in and around the world of music and pop culture including author, Alice Echols, photographer, Bob Gruen, KK Downing of Judas Priest, Sirius XM host, Nina Blackwood, author and director, Michael Lee Nirenberg, former CREEM Magazine managing editor, Robert Duncan, Joey Molland of Badfinger, P.J. Farley of Trixter, Richie Ranno of STARZ and Joe Long of the Four Seasons.  Follow Mike on Twitter for updates on all work, new podcast episodes, interviews, articles and book news.