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.
Gene Simmons Says ‘Money Is Not the Root of All Evil’
Kiss legend argues it’s “bulls---” that he’s not supposed to “revel in riches.”
Dave Grohl Was ‘Branded For Life’ by John Bonham Obsession
Foo Fighters leader recalls tattooing himself with drummer’s emblem after discovering Led Zeppelin in his teens.
50 Years Ago: Mountain Take a ‘Nantucket Sleighride’
Second album demonstrated their interplay and complexity — just as everything began to cave in.
Pop Producer Andrew Watt’s Mission to Bring Back Rock ’n’ Roll
Six years ago his band with Glenn Hughes fell apart, but the man behind Ozzy Osbourne’s comeback said he’d be heard from again.
Def Leppard Announce ‘Vault’ Online Museum Opening Date
Band’s personal collections and anecdotes begin to arrive on Jan. 13.
When Bob Dylan Realized His Music Had Reached President Carter
First meeting with future U.S. President Jimmy Carter changed musician’s perspective.
How Gregg Allman Helped Elect President Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter partly credited his White House victory to help from late musician and his colleagues.
‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ Nearly Didn’t Make ‘The Sopranos’ Finale
Showrunner David Chase chose Journey classic from shortlist because his crew told him not to.
Elton John Wants to Play Shows Without His Hits
He said “if I have to go back and play ‘Crocodile Rock’ again … ’I’m gonna kill myself.”
Watch Van Halen and Leslie West Play ‘Mississippi Queen’ Live
Guitar greats demonstrated their connection during a mid-'90s update of Mountain's signature song.
Kiss Confirm New Years’ Eve Show World Records
‘Kiss 2020 Goodbye’ show scores two entries for pyro effects while third awaits verification.
Dee Snider and Sebastian Bach Make Up After Twitter Debate
Singers confirm appreciation for each other after fan begs them not to make 2020 worse by falling out.