Richard Bienstock, Author: Richard Bienstock is a journalist and musician whose writing has appeared in numerous U.S. and international outlets, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar Player, and Classic Rock. He is a former senior editor of Guitar World and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazines, and has authored several books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the official companion to the 2015 film of the same name. He is also the author of an upcoming oral history on the 1980s hard rock industry, to be released by St. Martin’s Press.
Ronnie Wood, Foreword Contributor: Ronnie Wood is a guitarist for the Rolling Stones. In 2001, he formed the Ronnie Wood Band, of which Slash was a member. Wood lives in London, UK.
Robert Knight, Photographer: Robert Knight's career spans from the 1960s to the present as one of the premier photographers for the music industry, rock publications, and music equipment manufacturers. He made his mark in 1968, showing up in Seattle with a single roll of film to capture shots of Jimi Hendrix. Knight's images of Hendrix entering his adrenaline fueled guitar trances were instantaneously immortalized on the pages of magazines and newspapers, propelling Knight into a career as a professional rock photographer. Knight is best known for his "Guitar Legend" archive, havingworked with such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and contemporary performers like John Mayer, Slash, and Green Day. When he's not photographing, Knight serves as the co-director of Hollywood's Rock Walk in Los Angeles. He is a feature photographer in the Rock and Roll Gallery and a retrospective of his work is currently exhibited at over 160 Guitar Centers across the United States.