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.
Pete Townshend Paints Grim Picture for Classic Acts’ Return
The Who guitarist outlines post-pandemic scenario that could see older stars locked out of venues.
Vinnie Vincent Blocked ‘Great’ Song Releases Says Carmine Appice
Drummer rules out future work with former Kiss guitarist who “creates havoc.”
Dave Grohl Recalls the Day After Kurt Cobain Died
Nirvana drummer explains how he dealt with loss of frontman.
Brian May and Roger Taylor Recall Chances to Quit Queen
Pre-fame guitarist was invited to join Sparks while drummer was linked to Genesis.
Listen to Elton John’s First Song with Bernie Taupin
Piano icon released “Scarecrow” to mark his 74th birthday and collaborators’ shared history.
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.
How Rick Springfield ‘Pissed All Over’ Sammy Hagar Song
Friends came close to wrecking each other’s music during 2020 “boat-in” show.
45 Years Ago: Shooting Starts on ‘Star Wars’
George Lucas endured a difficult first day in the Tunisian desert but went on to make movie history anyway.
Foreigner’s Thom Gimbel Set to Quit
Bassist Jeff Pilson says upcoming lineup change proves band’s future is secure without original members.
Mick Fleetwood’s Tears Over Peter Green’s Loving Gesture
Drummer didn’t find out why guitarist hired him until a few years before his death.
Why Jon Bon Jovi Spent a Year Giving His Guitar ‘The Finger’
Singer says large-scale touring is “not motivational” anymore and suggests he’s moved on from being “eternal optimist.”
Queen Choose the 50 Best Moments of Their Own Career
Watch trailer for year-long YouTube celebration.