Alan Cross

Broadcaster, Interviewer & Writer,
Corus Radio & Brain Dead Dog Productions

Toronto, ON, Canada

Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music which runs on stations across Canada. He’s also written four reference books on alt-rock, recorded four audio books (all top-sellers on iTunes), written liner notes for dozens of CDs and box sets and contributed to magazines and other publications in Canada and the US. He’s also a sought-after college and university lecturer, writes a weekly national music column for Metro and travels to music conferences and festivals all over the world.

Alan has been deeply involved exploring the present and future relationships between music, technology (especially through the the connected car, mobile entertainment and social networking. More information (along with plenty of daily updates) can be found at