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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.
Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, Offmetro, Sportskeeda, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.
As a prolific interviewer, he has spoken with countless platinum-selling musicians (e.g. members of Guns N' Roses, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, KISS, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Journey, BTS, Slipknot, The Go-Go's, Stone Temple Pilots, Poison, Def Leppard, Cypress Hill, Slayer, Alice In Chains, GWAR, Megadeth, The Offspring, Hanson, Jane's Addiction, Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls, Weezer, 311, Incubus, O.A.R., Styx, The Strokes, Judas Priest, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Misfits, 98 Degrees, Blondie, MC5, You Me At Six, Limp Bizkit, Foreigner, Godsmack, Counting Crows), rappers (e.g. Lil Dicky, Flo Rida, Flavor Flav, Jordan Hollywood, Rich Homie Quan), notable actors and media personalities (e.g. Terry Crews, Kaley Cuoco, Dan Rather, Dennis Quaid, Sophia Bush, Blake Anderson, Laurie Hernandez, Seth Rogen, Maria Menounos, Tony Danza, Michael McKean, Danny Trejo, Tammy Rivera, Wayne Brady, Howie Mandel, Corey Feldman, John Tesh, Paris Hilton, Marc Summers, Dr. Demento, Michael Imperioli, Nev Schulman, Danny Glover, Obba Babatundé, Miss Richfield 1981), legendary athletes (e.g. Kyle Busch, Annika Sörenstam, Eric Dickerson, Carlos Vela, Jerry Rice, Richard Sherman, Bernie Williams, Adam Graves, Steve Spurrier, Diamond Dallas Page, Gail Kim, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, Mark Henry, Hafþór Björnsson, Demario Davis, John Kruk, Salina De La Renta, Nick Lowery, Liz Carmouche), headlining comedians (e.g. Jeff Dunham, Paul Reiser, Adam Carolla, Gilbert Gottfried, Brian Regan, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Dennis Miller, Dick Gregory, Jackie Mason, Elayne Boosler, Lewis Black, Craig Robinson, Shawn Wayans, Mark Breslin), and celebrity chefs (e.g. Giada De Laurentiis, Duff Goldman, Jacques Torres, Gemma Stafford, Nikki Dinki, Massimo Bottura, John Villa, Marcus Samuelsson, Joel Gamoran).
Darren is also the host of the recently-launched, bi-weekly Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.com. He is also the co-author of 2019 release Good Advice From Professional Wrestling, as written by D.X. Ferris and published by 6623 Press, his second book overall.