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Music Journalist Lisa Robinson Tells All

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lisa Robinson interviews Michael Jackson at his family's house in Encino, Calif., in Oct. 1972. Lisa Robinson interviews Michael Jackson at his family's house in Encino, Calif., in Oct. 1972. (Andrew Kent/Courtesy of Riverhead Books)

Mick Jagger and Patti Smith, David Bowie and Lou Reed, Eminem and Bono. There are countless instantly recognizable names in the rock world. And in the world of rock music criticism, Lisa Robinson's name is just as big. As a journalist with unparalleled access, she's been present at what seems like every significant milestone in pop music.

Now, Robinson, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has collected a huge swath of stories with hundreds of music figures -- some famous, some obscure -- in her new memoir, There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock And Roll. In a conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Robinson reflects on four decades of exploring the careers of everyone from John Lennon and Zeppelin to Joe Strummer and Freddie Mercury to Michael Jackson to Kanye and Jay Z.

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Lisa Robinson

Comments [1]

Bill Popp from College Point Queens

I so glad I finally sit down and listen to your interview with Lisa Robinson –It was great
Lisa and her sister Dean over the years were very supportive to our band when she was at the NY Post.
We got mentioned many times in her column
I wish them all the best

May. 23 2014 11:11 PM

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