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 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.
Pete Townshend Is Happy to Live Off His Past
The Who guitarist says he doesn’t tour for enjoyment.
Watch Lost Fan Footage of Led Zeppelin in 1972
Clip from New Zealand show was forgotten for nearly 50 years before archivist added audio.
How Eagles Resisted Hollywood Bid for ‘Hotel California’ Movie
Life imitated art when drug-fueled producer met Glenn Frey and Don Henley.
Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Tech Explains That ‘Jump’ Disaster
Roadie recalls drama and aftermath of “sore point” 2007 incident.
How Eddie Van Halen Introduced Wolfgang to AC/DC’s ‘Big Balls’
Guitarist waited until wife was away before playing the risque track for his second grade son.
Ozzy Osbourne: Cocaine Became ‘Misery Beyond Belief’
Black Sabbath singer regrets starting to use the drug as the band made ‘Vol. 4.’