Ernesto Assante began working in journalism in 1977 and, in his thirty-plus year career, he has collaborated with numerous weekly and monthly Italian and international publications, including Epoca, L’Espresso, and Rolling Stone. He conceived of and oversaw the “Music,” "Computer Valley,” and "Computer, Internet, and More” supplements for the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica. He is the author of books on music criticism, a few of which were co-written with his colleague Gino Castaldo. In 2005, the two created “Lezioni di Rock. Viaggio al Centro della Musica” (Lessons in Rock. A Voyage into the Heart of Music) with the intention of delving into the stories of those who have gone down as legends in rock history, making use of guided listening and demonstrative videos. From 2003 to 2009, he taught “New Media Theories and Techniques” followed by “Analysis of Musical Languages” at the Sapienza University of Rome in the Communication Science Department. Among his numerous publications about music are Legends of Rock, Masters of Rock Guitar, 5 Seconds of Summer, The Milestones of Rock & Roll, and U2: Past, Present, Future.