Simon Price is a highly-experienced British music journalist whose career includes nine years as one of the main feature writers at Melody Maker and twelve as the senior Rock & Pop Critic for the Independent On Sunday newspaper. The alternative music of the 1980s is one of his specialist areas.
His first book, EVERYTHING(A Book About Manic Street Preachers) became the fastest-selling rock biography in British history on its publication by Virgin in 1999, selling the first 10,000 copies in record time and the next 10,000 almost as quickly. It was named Book Of The Year by NME and Rock Book Of The Decade by The Guardian.
He first became a fan of The Cure as a teenager in the 1980s, and has written about them several times since, for various publications.