Chris Willman is a features editor at Variety and covers music as a critic and reporter. He was previously Entertainment Weekly¡¯s chief music critic and enjoyed long tenures with the Los Angeles Times, Billboard and TV Guide, where he somehow logged more than 15 cover stories just on the ¡°NCIS¡± franchise alone. He is the author of ¡°Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music,¡± cited by Stephen King as one of the three best music books of all time. Kanye West, meanwhile, once blogged: ¡°Chris Willman, kill yourself!¡± Other accolades include wins at the SoCal Journalism Awards and Entertainment Journalism Awards.

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