About

About

Steven P. Wheeler is an award-winning journalist who wrote about the music industry for a variety of publications–both in the offline and online worlds–from 1985 to 2003. After a few years of full-time freelance writing, he found a home at the bi-weekly Hollywood-based Music Connection Magazine; serving as Columnist, Associate Editor and Senior Editor from 1989 through 1998. During his career, he sat down and interviewed some of the biggest names and bands in popular music, including David Bowie, Bob Seger, Bernie Taupin, Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Genesis, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, and hundreds of others.

Throughout his music industry career, Wheeler was an in-demand moderator for industry event panels and he was also the producer of the “American Rock Connection” concert showcase; a monthly live event held at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood, which resulted in publishing deals and recording contracts for some of his handpicked talent that performed at his shows.

In 2000, after starting his own short-lived political/entertainment magazine, L.A. Vision, he expanded his creative role as a writer to include video production and entered the online world as Vice President of Content Programing & Artist Development for Tonos Entertainment (founded by legendary music figures David Foster, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Carole Bayer Sager, and former Warner Bros. Chairman Bob Daly) until the company closed its doors at the end of 2003. By this time, his contempt and disgust for the popularity of shows like American Idol–which he compares to talent scouts scouring karaoke bars to find new talent, rather than discovering true musical artists slugging it out in dirty nightclubs around the world–and the slow demise of the music industry in general, Wheeler set his sights on other areas of the entertainment industry which he dabbled in throughout his 18+ years as a print journalist.

He joined the online division of Warner Brothers in 2004, and is now the Senior Content Producer for Warner Bros. Digital where he is responsible for creating, managing and programming content for WarnerBros.com.

In 2014, Wheeler collaborated with photographer/filmmaker and Jim Morrison confidante Frank Lisciandro on the book, Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together, which reveals the REAL Jim Morrison for the first time through the words of his closest friends. The print edition is available on Amazon.com, where it remains the #1 Rated Book about Morrison. Also available as an ebook on all platforms (KindleiBook and Kobo).

Born in 1963, Wheeler maintains his residence in Southern California, where he lives with his wife, Maggie, and a seemingly endless series of feline adoptees.