Philip Trapp is a writer and journalist who joined Loudwire in February 2019. In addition to covering music and culture for Loudwire, he also contributes to related outlets such as PopCrush, ScreenCrush and Taste of Country. Philip has reported on music and other entertainment since 2016. He previously wrote for Alternative Press, HM Magazine, Music Times, Classicalite and others. Along the way, he's defended Limp Bizkit on Sirius XM, gotten caught in a downpour with the band Hundredth, and he once made Kenny G wait on hold.
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