Steven Rosen has been a rock journalist for over 40 years. During these past 4+ decades, he has seen his work published in major music magazines and newspapers from all over the globe. His archive of stories, which numbers well over 1,000 articles, have been set in print everywhere from Japan, China, Australia, South America, and Europe to Canada, the U.S. and even Nepal. Included amongst the hundreds of magazines that have printed his stories are Rolling Stone, Creem, Circus, Playboy, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Classic Rock, Mojo, the Los Angeles Times, Musician, Drum! and many, many others.
Rosen has written seven book including biographies about Black Sabbath, Free/Bad Company, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck and Randy Rhoads. Peripherally, he has been cited and referenced in many different periodicals on everybody from Led Zeppelin, the Who, and Van Halen, to Deep Purple, King Crimson and Frank Zappa.
Besides journalism, the St. Louis native is a published songwriter and has had his songs recorded by Cold Sweat, Autograph, Blackthorne and Sic Vikki. He co-wrote a World Music project called Spirit Nation, which was signed to Richard Branson’s V2 Records label. The self-titled CD sold nearly 40,000 copies, an astonishing number for this type of non-mainstream music.
Rosen’s work can be currently read on www.rockcellarmagazine.com where he writes a monthly piece called Behind the Curtain. Here he sheds light on what it was really like hanging out with Zeppelin on tour for 11 days in 1977 and bringing Billy Gibbons back to his Hollywood Hills guest cottage to check out his massive album collection.
He continues to interview the creatures of rock to this day.