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.
Dave Grohl Won’t Be Stoned at Rock Hall This Time
Foo Fighters frontman recalls “tripping” as he took part in Joan Jett’s induction night.
Paul McCartney’s Secret to Saving His Eyesight
Former Beatle learned “eye yoga” from Indian expert.
Def Leppard Auction Goes Inside Rick Allen’s Arm Loss
Drummer’s former girlfriend Miriam Barendsen decides to part with ‘80s mementos to help fund animal-rescue program.
Listen to Tom Petty’s ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’
Songwriter's 16-track album was part of 2020 super deluxe edition box set.
Pete Townshend Says He Fooled Himself Over 1967 Flop Single
Who guitarist had expected “I Can See for Miles” to be the “biggest selling record in music history.”
Mick Jagger Found Writing His Memoir ‘Dull and Upsetting’
Rolling Stones singer admits large advance payment was “the seductive part” of abandoned book.
Noel Gallagher Wishes Oasis Had Finished With Onstage Fight
Guitarist regrets walking out on what could have been “monumental, mad” final show in 2009.
San Francisco Musicians in Line for Guaranteed Income
Test program aims to help rebuild arts industry after pandemic, following positive results from previous experiment.
Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica
Singer confirms collaboration with metal band took place during pandemic lockdown.
Why Van Halen’s ‘5150’ Made Steel Panther’s Satchel Mad
Guitarist thinks he formed his band to avoid “growing and evolving” like his heroes.
Listen to Elton John’s First Song with Bernie Taupin
Piano icon released “Scarecrow” to mark his 74th birthday and collaborators’ shared history.
When Kiss Classic ‘God of Thunder’ Left Paul Stanley ‘Devastated’
Frontman hoped his track would become his signature song - until producer Bob Ezrin gave it to Gene Simmons.