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|Born||June 4, 1952|
|Alma mater||Muhlenberg College|
|Occupation||Magazine editor, journalist|
David Fricke (born June 4, 1952) is a senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where he writes predominantly on rock music. His career has spanned over 30 years.In the 1990s, he was the magazine's music editor before stepping down.
Fricke graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1972.There, he was a student DJ and studied journalism.
The very first concert that Fricke attended was a Pink Floyd concert. It was his love for live music that set him on his career path of becoming a music journalist.
Before joining Rolling Stone, where he is now senior editor, he wrote for Circus and Good Times.
His interviews with Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love for Rolling Stone, prior to Cobain's death, were widely cited.
He has appeared on the Classic Albums documentaries on the making of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon , Cream's Disraeli Gears , Def Leppard's Hysteria , Nirvana's Nevermind , Metallica's Black Album , Peter Gabriel's So , Frank Zappa's Apostrophe and Over-Nite Sensation as well as Rush's Moving Pictures and 2112 albums. Fricke has also appeared on a number of Lou Reed documentaries and in the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart .
He wrote the introductions to the program guides for Phish's 2009 Halloween performance of Exile on Main Street and 2010 Halloween performance of Waiting for Columbus .[ citation needed ]
The Domino Recording Company released the North American version of the 30th anniversary reissue of Aztec Camera's debut album, High Land, Hard Rain , in 2014 and the liner notes are written by Fricke.
He currently writes the "Fricke's Picks Radio" podcast and the Alternate Take blog in Rolling Stone.
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|Dungeon Golds||The Minus 5||Fricke, David (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Reviews. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 95.|
|Policy||Butler, Will||Fricke, David (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Reviews. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 98.|
Fricke has written liner notes for a number of albums, compilations and box sets, including: