Full-time freelance writer based in Glasgow, Scotland… author of 17 books, three of which are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Permanent Collection… former news editor at TeamRock.com… former band manager, drummer and keyboardist… TV and radio presenter… real ale fan.
Why Tony Iommi Let Black Sabbath Choose Which Riffs to Use
Guitarist says he relates more to “Iron Man” than “Paranoid.”
Watch Metallica Play ‘Battery’ Live on ‘Colbert’
Thrash legends mark 35th anniversary of groundbreaking album ‘Master of Puppets.’
How Michael McDonald Almost Didn’t Write ‘What a Fool Believes’
He recalls getting his original lyric scribble back after six-year round trip.
Pete Townshend Says ‘Who’ Album Cost Too Much
Guitarist believes resentment remains after 2019 release “went out of control completely.”
Pete Townshend Is Happy to Live Off His Past
The Who guitarist says he doesn’t tour for enjoyment.
Montrose Singer Bob James Dead at 68
He replaced Sammy Hagar in 1975 and fronted two albums.
How AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’ Left Brian Johnson ‘Heartbroken’
Singer recalls former bandmate’s negative reaction to first listen.
Watch Lost Fan Footage of Led Zeppelin in 1972
Clip from New Zealand show was forgotten for nearly 50 years before archivist added audio.
When Tom Morello Became a Stripper to Buy a Hot Tub
Rage Against the Machine guitarist recalls desperate attempt to improve his dating life.
How Eagles Resisted Hollywood Bid for ‘Hotel California’ Movie
Life imitated art when drug-fueled producer met Glenn Frey and Don Henley.
David Coverdale Working Toward New Music With Jimmy Page
Whitesnake singer says "immense progress" has taken place over ‘Coverdale-Page’ album reissue with additional tracks.
Kirk Hammett and Adam Jones on Chance of a New Eddie Van Halen
Metallica guitarist thinks the hero era might be over while Tool guitarist hopes a new star will rise.