Kurt Loder
Name: Kurt Loder
Occupation: Journalist
Gender: Male
Height: 175 cm (5' 9'')
Birth Day: May 5, 1945
Age: 75
Birth Place: Ocean City, United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Kurt Loder

Kurt Loder was born on May 5, 1945 in Ocean City, United States (75 years old). Kurt Loder is a Journalist, zodiac sign: Taurus. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $5 Million.


He played himself on an episode of Portlandia with Fred Armisen

Net Worth 2020

$5 Million
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Before Fame

He was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he attended their journalism school.


Biography Timeline


Loder was born in Ocean City, New Jersey. He graduated in 1963 from Ocean City High School in Ocean City. He spent two years in college "and just hated it." He was drafted into the United States Army and joined its journalism school.


They both joined Circus in 1978 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. Loder 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.


Loder 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." While at Rolling Stone, Loder 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.


Loder joined MTV in 1987 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. Loder 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. Loder authored a 1990 collection of his Rolling Stone work called Bat Chain Puller.


In a 1989 live show, Loder saw Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach wearing a T-shirt reading the anti-gay slogan "AIDS Kills Fags Dead." Loder reacted with an article in which he stated, "In the land of homophobia, 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 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." Loder 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 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, Loder began hosting the music-based radio talk show True Stories on SiriusXM.

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