Philip Freeman has been a freelance journalist since 1996. He has written for dozens of outlets, including All Music Guide, the Aquarian Weekly, Bandcamp, the Cleveland Scene, CLRVYNT, Down Beat, Global Rhythm, Jazziz, Jazznytt, the Log Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Metal Edge, Metal Maniacs, the Miami New Times, MSN Entertainment, Music.com, Noisey, Oneworld, Paperthinwalls.com, Perfect Sound Forever, Red Bull Music Academy, Relix, the Riverfront Times, the SF Weekly, Signal to Noise, Stereogum, Victory Journal, the Village Voice, Westword, The Wire, and Wondering Sound.
Sometimes, his pieces are the cover story, as seen below:
Links to other recent pieces (updated regularly) are below.
The Comet Is Coming: Jazz Meets Afrofuturism (March 2019) NEW!
The Rock & Roll Globe
Appetite for Vernichtung (March 2019) NEW!
Chinese Rocks (March 2019) NEW!
Blood Fire Death (January 2019)
What Happened to Disturbed? (November 2018)
The Cleveland Scene
Interview with Weird Al Yankovic (September 2010)
“Interview” with Iron Maiden mascot Eddie (July 2010)
Kansas/Foreigner/Styx (June 2010)
Interview with George Thorogood (March 2009)
A Guns N’ Roses Tribute Band Singer Talks Chinese Democracy (December 2008)
Interview with Bret Michaels of Poison (June 2007)
Review of Metallica’s St. Anger (May 2003)
Interview with Greg Howe (April 2017)
Interview with Tony Allen (February 2018)
Rune Grammofon 20th Anniversary Live Review (December 2018)
Joseph Jarman obituary (January 2019)
The Log Journal
Interview with Annea Lockwood (September 2017)
Interview with Heather Leigh (December 2015)
Interview with Chris Bay of Freedom Call (November 2016)
Interview with Violent Magic Orchestra (November 2016)
Red Bull Music Academy
Interview with Archie Shepp (August 2014)
King Sunny Ade: From Lagos to Hollywood (July 2014)
A Louis Prima Primer (July 2018)
Remembering When Santana Made Amazing Jazz-Rock (March 2018)
Seeing Daylight (Professional Bull Riders) (November 2016)
The Village Voice
Interview with Orrin Evans (July 2012)
Bulls on Parade: Live From MSG’s Arena Rock Rodeo (January 2010)
Heaven & Hell Rise Again (August 2009)
Cecil Taylor 1929-2018 (April 2018)
Blue Note’s Mid-’60s Adventurism (July 2011)
Interview with Elizabeth Cline of Mortals (July 2014)
Interview with Orlando Julius (September 2014)