As a freelance writer, Ian Johnston has contributed numerous articles on film and music to various publications. He has also worked on several music videos. His book on the career of the The Cramps was described as "one of the best and most diligently researched music books of all time."
'Gripping and well-written... an appropriately pukka examination.' Q 'Harshly compelling... an enthralling biography." ESQUIRE 'Most impressive... Bad Seed stands worthy of the man and that is some achievement.' NME 'Scrupulous, complex and intriguing.' MOJO 'A primer of the fearful side of rock... very well written.' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Genuinely intriguing... notably frank.' GQ 'So interesting!' KYLIE MINOGUE