|Family||Boz Scaggs (father)|
Scaggs was born to Boz and Carmella Scaggs. His parents divorced in 1980, and after a three-and-a-half year battle, they were awarded joint custody.
Scaggs read Rolling Stone as a child, but never planned to go into music journalism. At 19, he moved from San Francisco to New York City to play guitar in a band, and began interning at Rolling Stone. He loved it and eventually began picking up small assignments. After two years, he began receiving travel assignments. Four years into his job, he was assigned the section "Random Notes", which, incidentally, had been his favorite section as a child. He has interviewed many prominent musicians, including Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and Ray Charles . Scaggs will sometimes get inebriated with the artists he interviews; he did ecstasy with James Blunt. In regard to his interviewing style, he has said that he does not "write to stir up controversy, make tabloid headlines, or get someone busted".
Scaggs plays bass.
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- (September 12, 2007) "The Smoking Section Answers Your Questions" RollingStone.com Retrieved November 29, 2007
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- "Scurrilous: Chicago's No. 1 Couch Potato". Chicago Sun-Times. September 27, 2007. FindArticles.com. November 29, 2007. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20070927/ai_n21025816
- Reiter, Amy (December 17, 1999). "Rack of hams" Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Salon.com Retrieved November 29, 2007
- Abowitz, Richard (September 9, 2007). "What's $3,000 if you're a Killer? Flowers snubs Scaggs" LATimes.com Retrieved November 29, 2007
- "The Smoking Section Answers Your Questions", an interview with Scaggs about his time with Rolling Stone.
- "Dave Matthews Band: Audio Interview Outtakes, Video Premiere, Tour Photos and More", audio of Scaggs interviewing Dave Matthews in August 2007