headshotfall2023[Troy McClure voice] Hello, I’m award-winning music journalist Lyndsey Parker, and you may know me as the host of WMG’s successful podcast series and Roku television show Totally ’80s or as a regular commentator on AXS TV. I was also the longtime music editor of Yahoo Entertainment and host of the SiriusXM radio show “Volume West” with Chad Smith and Davey Havok.

I’m also an honorary Patrick Nagel girl, thanks to my awesome website illustrator Jeff Block (@Cre80s on Instagram)!

Considered an expert in music and pop culture, I am a She Rocks Awards honoree, a four-time Southern California Journalism Awards winner, and an Online Journalism Award and National A&E Journalism Awards nominee. I am also the co-author of the autobiography of legendary muse and former GTOs member Miss Mercy,Permanent Damage: Memoirs of an Outrageous Girl, and the author of Careless Memories of Strange Behavior: My Notorious Life as a Duran Duran Fan.

LA Press ClubAdditionally, I have served as the managing editor at; am a regular moderator at the Grammy Museum; and have appeared in Netflix’s The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, A&E’s I Want My MTV, and various other documentaries. I have appeared as a music and reality TV expert on TV shows for numerous major networks, including MTV, CNN, Fox News, VH1′s Behind the Music, Lifetime, Fox 11′s Good Day L.A., CBS’s The Insider and KCAL morning news, and Spectrum News. I have written for NME, Mojo, Elle, MOJO, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles, and Guitar, among other publications. I also lost on Rock & Roll Jeopardy once.

I currently reside in Hollywood with my internet-unfamous cat Pussycow;  Nagel, a white snake who has met David Coverdale; piles of records, books, and Hello Kitty and Pac-Man memorabilia; and a vintage television set that is always, always on. This here site is a catchall for my interviews, podcasts, media appearances, and other adventures I get up to while obsessing over music and pop culture.

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