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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Label Didn’t Want Them to Release ‘Free Bird’
Rickey Medlocke recalls behind-the-scenes discussions about what became signature track.
Neil Young’s Bid to Become American Citizen Blocked
Delay blamed on doubts over “good moral character” as a result of his marijuana use.
Pete Townshend Recalls Overdose with Phil Lynott
Who guitarist laughs about “big disappointment” before he gave up drugs.
Roger Taylor Talked Taylor Hawkins Out of Joining Guns N’ Roses
Foo Fighters drummer recalls advice from Queen counterpart when late ‘90s invitation came.
Ric Ocasek’s Wife Responds to Being Left Out of His Will
Paulina Porizkova says her tributes to late Cars singer came after she’d discovered his wishes.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Explain Why Their Farewell Tour is Taking So Long
“I’ve said it myself – like, 'God, they're still on their farewell tour?'”
How ZZ Top Found Their Trademark Studio Sound
Studio owner recalls playing trick on producer Bill Ham to secure trademark tone.
Cherie Currie Says ‘Timing’ Was Against the Runaways
Singer reflects on band dramas as she returns to music after being ready to walk away.
Listen to New Rod Stewart Song ‘Stop Loving Her Today’
Track appears on orchestral album ‘You're In My Heart' – which he doesn't completely love.
Ozzy Osbourne’s New ‘Ordinary Man’ LP Band Includes Duff McKagan, Chad Smith
Duff McKagan and Chad Smith serve as the rhythm section throughout singer's first new album in nearly a decade.
Why Flea Removed ‘Best Parts’ From His Memoir
Red Hot Chill Peppers bassist decided to avoid “shock value” stories in book that ends as the band begins.
Joe Walsh Channeled George Harrison for John Lennon Song
Eagles guitarist admits he didn’t know how to approach "Grow Old With Me" on Ringo Starr’s latest album.