Michael Simmons

Musician, Writer

As leader of the band Slewfoot, Michael Simmons was dubbed "The Father Of Country Punk" by <em>Creem</em> magazine in the 1970s. He was an editor at the <em>National Lampoon</em> 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 <em>MOJO</em>, <em>LA Weekly</em>, <em>Rolling Stone</em>, <em>Penthouse</em>, <em>High Times</em>, <em>LA Times</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>CounterPunch</em>, and <em>The Progressive</em>, and scribed liner notes for Bob Dylan, Michael Bloomfield, Phil Ochs, Kris Kristofferson, Arthur Lee & Love, and others. Michael can be reached at

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