Michael Simmons

Musician, Writer

As leader of the band Slewfoot, Michael Simmons was dubbed "The Father Of Country Punk" by Creem magazine in the 1970s. He was an editor at the National Lampoon in the '80s where he wrote the popular column "Drinking Tips And Other War Stories." He won an LA Press Club Award in the '90s for investigative journalism, has written for MOJO, LA Weekly, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, High Times, LA Times, The New York Times, CounterPunch, and The Progressive, and scribed liner notes for Bob Dylan, Michael Bloomfield, Phil Ochs, Kris Kristofferson, Arthur Lee & Love, and others. Michael can be reached at