A biographer, journalist, poet, and novelist, he’s known for The Devil and Sonny Liston (biography), Within the Hands of Dante (book), Where Deceased Voices Collect (biography), along with other works. Like a journalist, he regularly penned rock-and-roll-themed content articles. He held a number of unusual jobs before posting content articles in Rolling Rock along with other music publications. He authored Hellfire, an acclaimed 1982 biography of Jerry Lee Lewis. He was created into a NJ category of Italian and Albanian descent. He made an appearance in an bout of the Travel Channel’s system, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.