Kris Needs (born 2 July 1954) is a British journalist and author, primarily known for his writings on the music scene from the 1970s onwards. He became editor of ZigZag Magazine in August 1977, at the relatively young age of 23, and has written the biographies of numerous rock and dance stars including Primal Scream, Joe Strummer and Keith Richards.
In the late 1970s he fronted a band 'The Vice Creems', appearing in John Otway's Aylesbury Market Square free concert.
Needs and Wonder Schneider formed the band Secret Knowledge and released the 1992 club hit "Sugar Daddy" on the Sabres of Paradise label. The track also appeared on their 1996 electronic album So Hard on Deconstruction Records; Needs and Schneider wrote all the material, occasionally with artists such as Ashley Beedle and Jah Wobble. Needs and Schneider also recorded as Delta Lady.
Kris Needs is currently hosting a radio show on Fnoob Radio every other week.