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.
20 Years Ago: John Lennon’s FBI File Is Revealed
“Security secrets” hidden since the ‘70s were unveiled after author spent two decades battling for their release.
Neil Young Apologizes for Delay in Releasing ‘Homegrown’
He admits he “should have shared” 1975 LP about “the sad side of a love affair.”
Fleetwood Mac ‘Don’t Really Know’ Why They Keep Losing Guitarists
Mick Fleetwood says he finds list of former members “daunting.”
The Night the Rolling Stones Met the Beatles
Bill Wyman shares memory of looking up during show and seeing “four silhouetted leather-clad persons” in crowd.
David Lee Roth Recalls ‘Furniture’ Call From David Bowie
Van Halen frontman knew his friend’s life had changed forever.
35 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Release Second No. 1, ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’
Kevin Cronin struggled with song for 10 years and hated its title, but it became a classic power ballad.
Watch Joey Kramer Being Refused Entry to Aerosmith Rehearsal
Drummer tells security staff members they’re just doing their job.
Ozzy Osbourne Thanks Fans for Parkinson’s Disease Support
Stricken singer says goodwill “means the world” to him after revealing diagnosis.
Queen Become First Band on U.K. Coin
50th anniversary collectables designed by fan who works at Royal Mint.
How Norman Greenbaum Wrote ‘Spirit in the Sky’ in 15 Minutes
He recalls lyrics coming together quickly, including a line that offended some people.
Phil Collins Recalls Offering to Quit Genesis to Join the Who
Drummer tells of being beaten to Keith Moon’s job by Kenney Jones and complex practical joke George Harrison played on him.
Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John Duet Makes Sharon Osbourne Cry
She says she can’t listen to “Ordinary Man” all the way through.