Getting to the Essence: An Interview with Sylvie SimmonsBy Kevin J. O'Conner
November 05, 2012
For the past thirty-five years, author Sylvie Simmons has imbued the pages of music’s most important print outlets with an engaging style and her incisive views of the industry. The London-born journalist (now based in San Francisco) has written for the likes of Sounds, Creem, Q, Rolling Stone, Music Life, and MOJO; she’s also had articles appear in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The San Francisco Chronicle, and other newspapers.
Beyond her proficiency in all things pop, Simmons penned a catalog of pivotal features on the emerging L.A. metal scene in the 1980s; perhaps most notably, she was the first journalist to devote serious attention to then-unknowns Guns N’ Roses and Mötley Crüe.