Andy Secher, based in New York City, is the long-time editor of Hit Parader, a magazine geared for the heavy metal rock and roll audience. Secher began writing about rock music in college. Soon after graduating, he started a syndicated column that ran in major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and the Sacramento Bee. He began working for Hit Parader in 1979. Secher is one of three rock critics trashed in the Guns N' Roses song, "Get in the Ring". Secher is also a serious trilobite collector.