Rob Chapman drifted into full-time music journalism in 1995 when he began contributing to Mojo, including classic cover stories on Brian Jones, Keith Moon, Massive Attack, and Brian Wilson’s Smile album. After eight years he moved to Uncut. He returned in 2006 just in time to write the obituary of his hero, Syd Barrett. He has also contributed to the Times, Guardian, and Independent on Sunday. He is the author of three other books and lives in London.