David Fricke (born June 4, 1952) is a senior editor at magazine, where he writes predominantly on Rolling Stone rock music. His career has spanned over 30 years. In the 1990s, he was the magazine's music editor  before stepping down.
Early life and education
Fricke graduated from
Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1972.  
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.
Rolling Stone, where he is now senior editor, he wrote for and Circus Good Times. 
He has appeared on the
documentaries on the making of Classic Albums 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 and Apostrophe as well as Over-Nite Sensation Rush's and Moving Pictures albums. Fricke has also appeared on a number of 2112 Lou Reed documentaries and in the Wilco documentary . I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Domino Recording Company released the North American version of the 30th anniversary reissue of Aztec Camera's debut album, , in 2014 and the liner notes are written by Fricke. High Land, Hard Rain 
He currently writes the "Fricke's Picks Radio" podcast and the
Alternate Take blog in Rolling Stone.
 Bibliography Essays and reporting Fricke, David (May 2015). "Rhiannon Giddens' old-time religion". Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 24. Album reviews
The Minus 5
Fricke, David (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Reviews. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 95.
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:
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"David Fricke, of Rolling Stone magazine, discusses navigating his way through 'chaos. The Express Times. 2012-03-23 '" . Retrieved . 2013-03-20
 Archived October 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
"David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine tells intimate rock stories during talk at Allentown Art Museum". lehighvalleylive.com. 2012-03-28 . Retrieved . 2014-07-18
"Muhlenberg magazine cover" (PDF). Muhlenberg.edu . Retrieved . 2014-07-18
"#132 Muhlenberg College". Forbes.com . Retrieved . 2014-07-18
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"David Fricke of Rolling Stone tells intimate Rock stories during talk at Allentown Art Museum". The Express Times. 2012-03-28 . Retrieved . 2013-03-20
"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. IMDb . Retrieved . 15 September 2014
"Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain". Aztec Camera on Discogs. Discogs. 2014 . Retrieved . 5 July 2014
"HIGH LAND, HARD RAIN". Domino USA. Domino USA. 18 February 2014 . Retrieved . 5 July 2014
Fricke, David. "Alternate Take". Rolling Stone . Retrieved . 30 September 2013
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