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Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs trained as a critic working for Rolling Stone magazine, under the orders of the all-powerful Jan Wenner, who discharged his services for his iconoclastic savagery. He moved to Detroit where he served as editor of Creem magazine, before moving to New York and immersing himself in the emerging punk scene of the moment, collaborating with several newspapers and with the literary supplement of the defunct Village Voice.