John Aizlewood is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster.
He has written on sport, chiefly football for over 25 years. He currently writes for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The i Paper.
He has reported from every Premier League ground and has interviewed countless sporting icons from Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne and Jordan Pickford to Ronaldo, Glenn Hoddle and Ryan Giggs, via Adam Peaty, Eddie Jones and Tai Woffinden.
He reviews sports books for the i paper and previews sports television programmes for The Radio Times.
He is one of Britain’s leading music writers and currently writes for Mojo and Classic Rock. He reviews music books for the i paper and previews music television programmes for The Radio Times.
He has interviewed almost every major pop star of the past three decades, including Kurt Cobain, Fugees, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Enya, Kate Bush, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi, Pet Shop Boys, Simply Red, Mark E. Smith, Frankie Valli, Iron Maiden, Kylie Minogue, Depeche Mode, Celine Dion, Chris Cornell, Joe Strummer, Take That, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Cranberries, Blur, Iron Maiden, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amy Winehouse, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Shania Twain, The Cure, Sting and a host of others.
He has been a regular contributor to: The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Independent On Sunday, London Evening Standard, Four-Four-Two, Football 365, Q, Champions, Melody Maker, Sounds, Blender, Select, Tracks, Insight, FHM, Arena, Loving, Supply Management amongst many others…
He wrote the acclaimed sleevenotes to the chart-topping re-issue of George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1.
He is a regular contributor to television and radio and can currently be seen on Rock Icons and Discovering… on Sky Arts and Greatest Pop Videos on Channel 5.
He has written four books: Love Is The Drug (Penguin), Playing At Home (Orion). Decades: Joy Division + New Order (Palazzo) and Radiohead: Life In A Glasshouse (Palazzo).