Kurt Loder Biography
Kurt Loder is also known as Kurtis “Kurt” Loder is an American film critic, author, columnist, and television personality. He is best known for his role at MTV News since the 1980s and for appearing in other MTV-related television specials.
He has hosted the SiriusXM radio show True Stories since 2016. He served in the 1980s as an editor at Rolling Stone, during a tenure that Reason later called “legendary”. He has contributed to articles in Reason, Esquire, Details, New York, and Time. He has also made cameos on several films and television series.
Kurt Loder Age
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Loder was born in Ocean City, New Jersey. Though he has kept information about his family off the limelight, it will be updated as soon as it’s clear.
He attended and graduated from Ocean City High School in 1963 in Ocean City. He spent two years in college “and just hated it.” He was later drafted into the United States Army and joined its journalism school.
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Loder is still single. He is not dating anyone publicly. He has never revealed about his married life or relationship history. This information will be revealed as soon as it’s clear.
Kurt Loder Career
Loder describes his journalism career as that he “just fell into” his field, elaborating that his “entire journalism background is four weeks… That’s it. Nothing else. You can learn journalism in four weeks. It’s not an overcomplicated thing. It’s very, very simple.”
He lived in Europe for the next several years, doing what he later called “scandal sheet” “yellow journalism.” He returned home to New Jersey at the end of 1972 and worked with a local newspaper and then an Ocean City-based magazine run by the sister of the city’s famous writer Gay Talese. He left in the summer of 1976 to work with a free Long Island rock weekly called Good Times. He received about $200 a week.
After meeting a fellow “music geek,” David Fricke, “the two of us began driving into Manhattan virtually every night to wallow in the flourishing punk rock scene at CBGB’s, Max’s, etc. This was, fortunately, cool with the wives. I mean, we’d still be sitting upright at four in the morning through fistfights, mass nod-outs, and sets by bands with names like Blinding Headache played to audiences of three people, of which we’d be two-thirds. I don’t think I can quite convey how great days those were”.
In 1978, they both joined Circus and moved to Manhattan. Loder went on to become one of its official editors. The staff had a fun, relaxed atmosphere and considered the magazine to be second or third tier. He later said that “Whatever was said to be ‘happening’ in commercial pop music was… on the cover of Circus. Disco? Run with it. Shirtless teen popsters? Put ’em on the cover… a, shall we say, ardent enthusiasm for pix of nubile youths. Metal, of course, was really the mag’s meat.”
He also remarked that “it was a foregone conclusion that writing of any technical ambition, about new acts of any real excitement or interest, would make it in the mag only by the sheerest accident.” Loder briefly experimented with inhalant-based drugs at Circus; he stopped after experiencing a “gushing” nosebleed without any feeling left in his face.
Additionally, he started a nine-year run at Rolling Stone in May 1979. RockCritics.com has called him “one of Rolling Stone’s most talented and prolific feature writers.” The reason has called his tenure “legendary.” While at Rolling Stone, he co-authored singer Tina Turner’s 1986 autobiography I, Tina. He then contributed to the screenplay adaptation for the film What’s Love Got to Do with It.
In 1987, Loder joined MTV as the host of their flagship music news program, The Week in Rock. It was later expanded and renamed to MTV News in which he was an anchor and correspondent. He was one of the first to break the news of Kurt Cobain’s death; he interrupted regular programming to inform viewers that Cobain was found dead. He also authored a 1990 collection of his Rolling Stonework called Bat Chain Puller.
He has guest-starred as himself on Kenan & Kel, The “That 90s Show” episode of The Simpsons, Girlfriends, Duckman, Saturday Night Live, and Portlandia. He has also appeared in several films. He was also parodied in the South Park episode “Timmy 2000”.
In 2011, St. Martin’s Press published Loder’s The Good, the Bad and the Godawful: 21st-Century Movie Reviews, which collected his film reviews from MTV.com and Reason.com. In 2016, he began hosting the music-based radio talk show True Stories on SiriusXM.
Personal views on media
Loder defines news as “anything that’s interesting.” He is critical of the idea of new journalism and argues that it has been used as a rhetorical shield for lazy journalism. He believes that new technology has fragmented American culture to the extent that no cinematic or musical success can unify it, as with past rock bands such as The Beatles. He also strongly supports copyright laws.
He generally considers himself to be supportive of new media despite his role at MTV, once joking, “MTV is part of Viacom, which controls Paramount, and so on and so forth. It’s the evil empire.”
Loder’s philosophy on the people he reports on is that:
You shouldn’t make friends. It’s not a good thing to be friends with people you’re covering. There’s just no point in doing it. It’s tempting, but they’re not going to consider you their friend anyway. They just know that you’re somebody that can do something for them. So you shouldn’t really flatter yourself that they want to be your buddy. They don’t… They want you for some reason or other, and you just have to fend that off all the time. And you can’t really cover people critically that you’re friends with. How would that work? That would be bad. So you always have to keep that in mind.
Loder identifies himself as a libertarian and summarizes his position as “free love and free markets”. He called former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg “a scary guy” and called it “amazing that people don’t rise up with pitchforks.” He also opposed President George H. W. Bush in the 1992 election and he believes that MTV News played a small role in Bush’s loss. Loder believes that his views came from his childhood experiences, saying:
In a 1989 show, he saw Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach wearing a T-shirt reading the anti-homosexual slogan “AIDS Kills Fags Dead.”He reacted with an article in which he stated, “In the land of homophilia if Axl Rose owns the restaurant and Public Enemy are the diners, we have a new busboy.” Bach considered Loder’s words “complete bullshit,” saying that he had only used the shirt to dry himself off and strongly opposes the message on it, and later issued several public apologies.
Loder was highly critical of Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko, saying it was “heavily doctored.” He argued, “When governments attempt to regulate the balance between a limited supply of health care and an unlimited demand for it they’re inevitably forced to ration treatment.”
Kurt Loder Net Worth
Loder is an American film critic, columnist, author, and television personality. He was also a former editor for Rolling Stone during the 1980s. As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Kurt Loder Mtv News
Loder is MTV News’ Anchor. As its chief news correspondent, his responsibilities include celebrity interviews, in-depth coverage of the music scene and writing and reporting the MTV News updates seen each hour.
He is also the host of MTV News 1515, MTV’s weekly program that takes a look at music, entertainment and pop culture issues. He also anchored “Week In Rock” and “MTV News Presents,” a weekly showcase for MTV News special programming among others.
Kurt Loder Kurt Cobain
In 1994, Kurt who was MTV News’ anchor, broke the sad news of Kurt Cobain’s death to the viewing audience.
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