|Born||November 5, 1952|
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Occupation||Music critic, author, journalist, entrepreneur|
|Period||1970s – Present|
|Subject||Rock music, jazz|
His characterization of heavy metal as "dismal, abysmal, terrible, horrible, and stupid music, barely music at all" has been cited multiple times by academics as evidence of the contempt most critics held for the genre.
Duncan also writes poetry and novels. His poems have been published in Maintenant, The Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. His first novel, Loudmouth, based in part on his experiences in music, was published on October 6, 2020, by Three Rooms Press (distributed by PGW/Ingram).
- "Roni Hoffman". Roni Hoffman. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
- admin (June 6, 2013). "From the Archives: Robert Duncan (2001)". RockCritics.com. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
- Ducan, Robert (1984). The Noise: Notes from a Rock 'N' Roll Era. Boston, Massachusetts: Ticknor & Fields. pp. 36–37. ISBN 978-0899193267.
- Walser, Robert (1993). ""Nasty, Brutish, and Short?" Rock Critics and Academics Evaluate Metal". Running With the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. p. 20. ISBN 9780819562609.
- Weinstein, Deena (2000). Heavy Metal: The Music and its Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press. p. 1. ISBN 9780306809705.
- "MAINTENANT 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art". New York City: Three Rooms Press. November 29, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2019.