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.
How the B-52’s’ ‘Rock Lobster’ Brought John Lennon Back to Music
Former Beatle ended five-year hiatus moments after hearing New Wave single in a club.
Why Tony Iommi Walked Out of Jethro Tull Audition
Black Sabbath guitarist recalls how short tenure with Ian Anderson’s band almost never happened.
COVID-19 Roundup: David Coverdale Gets Domesticated
Whitesnake leader, Larry Campbell, Megadeth, Metallica, Live Nation, Sony and SoundCloud respond to pandemic.
John Prine Still ‘Very Ill,’ Battling Pneumonia in Both Lungs
Singer-songwriter's wife Fiona says he needs fans "more than ever" as he continues to fight COVID-19.
When Keith Moon and John Entwistle Were Suspected of Kidnapping
The Who rhythm section landed in trouble with cops over an inflatable doll, the bassist’s unpublished memoir reveals.
Jason Newsted Recalls Three-Hour Gig With Ozzy Osbourne
Former Metalliica bassist recalls having to play a song he’d never rehearsed in front of 22,000 people.
Why Dave Grohl Was Refused Entry Into Pantera’s Strip Club
Foo Fighters leader recalls failed pilgrimage to party with Vinnie Paul and company.
New COVID-19 At-Home Performances: Joan Jett, Michael McDonald
Ritchie Blackmore also among latest artists to join lockdown workaround amid coronavirus restrictions.
COVID-19 Roundup: Brian May on Lessons, Pete Townshend in Studio
Queen and the Who guitarists, Elton John, Ian Anderson and Dave Mustaine react to pandemic.
Dave Mustaine Recalls Getting Cancer All-Clear
Megadeth leader says he “kind of knew” he’d recovered, though his mouth remains “messed up.”
Concert Audiences May Not Return After Coronavirus
Survey suggests 56 percent could avoid buying tickets for months ... or maybe forever.
Slayer’s Gary Holt ‘Made It Through’ Coronavirus
Guitarist says he’s recovering, as Van Morrison, John Fogerty and Bandcamp respond to pandemic.