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.
The Foo Fighters Song That Started as a Joke
Dave Grohl recalls “sitting on the couch laughing” as “Love Dies Young” came together.
Listen to Elton John’s First Song with Bernie Taupin
Piano icon released “Scarecrow” to mark his 74th birthday and collaborators’ shared history.
How Rick Springfield ‘Pissed All Over’ Sammy Hagar Song
Friends came close to wrecking each other’s music during 2020 “boat-in” show.
Foreigner’s Thom Gimbel Set to Quit
Bassist Jeff Pilson says upcoming lineup change proves band’s future is secure without original members.
Sting Regrets Emotion of Police Reunion Tour
Frontman says he “wouldn’t have done it” if he’d known how he’d feel afterwards.
Queen Choose the 50 Best Moments of Their Own Career
Watch trailer for year-long YouTube celebration.
How Tony Iommi Realized Eddie Van Halen Was Dying
Black Sabbath icon recalls that old friends would “piss and moan” about their bandmates.
50 Years Ago: ‘Star Wars’ Begins With George Lucas’ ’THX 1138’
Future movie mogul’s first full-length feature confused and bewildered with its art-house vibe.
Tommy Thayer ‘Blessed’ with Previously Unknown Daughter
Kiss guitarist says he connected with Sierra last year: “I couldn’t be happier.”
When Ray Davies Felt ‘Bullied’ By John Lennon
Kinks singer recalls the time his band opened for the Beatles in 1964.
Pete Townshend Says ‘Who’ Album Cost Too Much
Guitarist believes resentment remains after 2019 release “went out of control completely.”
How Michael McDonald Almost Didn’t Write ‘What a Fool Believes’
He recalls getting his original lyric scribble back after six-year round trip.