Steven Hyden Biography
Steven Hyden is a music critic, creator, and digital recording host based in the United States. He was born on September 7, 1977. Recently, he was responsible for the production of the digital recording titled Celebration Rock, and he is also the author of the books Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me (2016), which is about debates in the history of popular music, and Twilight of the Gods (2018), which is about the historical context of exemplary stone.
In addition to that, he is a co-host of the digital broadcasts Indiecast (with Ian Cohen) and 36 From the Vault (with Rob Mitchum). He has recently filled in as a staff essayist at Grantland and an editorial manager at The A.V. Club in addition to his current role as a commentator for Uproxx.
He continued his education after graduating from Appleton East High School, enrolling at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in the year 2000. In 1993, Hyden began his career as a journalist with The Post-Crescent. At the time, he was just 15 years old when he began contributing to a weekly piece designed for teenagers (his first accommodation, written by hand, was a survey of the 1993 collection Zooropa by U2).
While he was attending school, he continued to work for the newspaper as an understudy. After he graduated in the year 2000, he joined the staff of the paper as a full-time columnist. In July of 2016, he started working as a social pundit for UPROXX.
Steven Hyden Age
Hyden was born on September 7, 1977, in Wisconsin. He is 45 years old.
Steven Hyden Wife
Hyden is married and lives in Minneapolis. More information about his wife will be updated as soon as it is made available to the public.
Steven Hyden Height
He stands at an approximate height of 5ft 7in.
Steven Hyden Uproxx
He has worked in the past as a staff writer for Grantland and as an editor for The A.V. Club prior to his current role as a reviewer for Uproxx.
Steven Hyden Podcasts
Celebration Rock was initially released as a podcast by Hyden in January of 2016. Each week, on Monday afternoon, a new episode will premiere, and its duration will typically range from fifty to sixty minutes.
The themes that Hyden and his guests discuss range from “Best Rock Albums of the ’10s (so far)” to hour-long interviews with musicians (Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Deftones), as well as hosting other reviewers to examine the well-known works of others.
The rock scene of today is the primary focus of the podcast; however, it also delves into rock’s history with episodes and interviews devoted to bands such as The Replacements, Cheap Trick, and others.
In addition to that, he and Jordan Runtaugh created a podcast called Rivals, which focused on rivalries in the rock music industry between bandmates and contemporary musicians.
Together with Ian Cohen, Hyden launched a podcast called Indiecast in July 2020. It covers the latest news and developments in the independent music scene.
36 From the Vault
In January of 2020, Hyden began working alongside Rob Mitchum as a co-host of the podcast 36 From the Vault, which is centered on the live album series Dick’s Picks released by the Grateful Dead.
Steven Hyden Books
Hyden was one of the co-authors of the book Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists, which was published in 2009. This book is a collection of lists that were originally published by The A.V. Club.
Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation?
Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation?, written by Hyden and first published as a ten-part series at The A.V. Club, was turned into an e-book by Hyden in 2011 and is a critical critique as well as a personal reflection on alternative music from the 1990s.
Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me
Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me was published by Back Bay Books and made available for purchase through Hyden on May 17, 2016. It is a compilation of essays on notable pop music rivalries throughout the history of rock, such as the one between Oasis and Blur, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.
Twilight of the Gods
The book, titled Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock, was released by Hyden on May 1st, 2018. The organization of this book, which has 19 chapters, is similar to that of a double album, with the “tracks” being distributed throughout four “sides.”
This Isn’t Happening
In September of 2020, Hyden’s book, titled This Isn’t Happening: Radiohead’s Kid A and the Beginning of the 21st Century was made available to the public.
Together with Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, Hyden is now working on a project that is scheduled for release in 2019.
Steven Hyden Net Worth
His estimated net worth ranges between $1 million – $5 million.