V. Vale was a founding member of Blue Cheer, the "father of Heavy Metal," until he was kicked out. Then he worked at City Lights Bookstore, helped launch Rough Trade U.S.A., edited Reggae News, and with funding from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti published/edited Search & Destroy magazine. Later he founded RE/Search Publications at www.researchpubs.com. Contact him: info@researchpubs.com.