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.
Sammy Hagar Recalls ‘Spiritual’ Inspiration for ‘Dreams’
Van Halen vocal came to him suddenly in studio after a fruitless day trying to develop the song with Mick Jones.
35 Years Ago: Def Leppard End ‘Pyromania’ World Tour on a High
Massive road trip secured British band’s rise to the big time -- while Joe Elliott learned lessons the hard way.
James Hetfield’s Acting Debut Coming to Netflix
Metallica frontman plays cop in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,’ a true crime story about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Robert Plant Premieres New Band at Low-Key Show
Led Zeppelin icon leads Celtic folk-inspired Saving Grace through first show in England and announced second appearance.
Rush Watched ‘High Life’ Pass Them By on First U.S. Tour
Geddy Lee recalls “taking notes” while bigger bands cavorted in 1974 road trip.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Release ‘Rocket,’ Their ‘Surprise Hit’
The seventh and final single from ‘Hysteria’ could have been a disaster -- but it was the opposite.
David Bowie Biopic Announced, but Son Says It’s Not Approved
‘Stardust’ will focus on 1971 U.S. trip, while Duncan Jones insists none of his father’s music will feature.
How David Lee Roth Risked His Life for ‘Skyscraper’ Cover Shot
Climber assisting former Van Halen frontman was economical with the truth as they hung off 5,000-foot rock face.
Deep Purple to Record New Album in 2019
Guitarist Steve Morse reports that follow-up to ‘Infinite’ will be made this year, with possibility of new U.S. tour dates.
Woodstock Promoter Plans Signature Cannabis Strain for 50th Anniversary
Michael Lang outlines what to expect from Watkins Glen event in August.
David Bowie’s First Ziggy Stardust TV Appearance Found
Documentary maker hopes to rescue fragile video recording from the month before famous BBC show.
Kiss Not to Blame If There’s No Original Lineup Reunion
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley discuss possibility of former members making guest appearances -- with the exception of Vinnie Vincent.