Rod Yates is one of Australia’s most respected entertainment journalists, having launched the Australian arm of British rock bible Kerrang! and edited titles such as Empire and pop culture institution Rolling Stone Australia. Rod has contributed to myriad national and international publications, such as Mojo (UK), Q (UK), Classic Rock (UK), Kerrang! (UK), Planet Rock (UK), Rolling Stone Germany, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Men’s Style and Australian Guitar, to name a few. Rod is a regular commentator and guest on radio and television, having appeared on The Today Show, Channel 7’s The Morning Show, ABC News 24, Triple J, Triple M, ABC 702 and various regional radio stations. In 2016 Rod launched a weekly online music reviews and news show, The Right Note, which he co-hosts and co-produces. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich once sent him a toaster.