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.
Cheap Trick Won National Honor Via Rick Nielsen Family Friend
Local librarian put wheels in motion to have 'Budokan' live album added to Recording Registry.
Why ‘Shy’ Ian Anderson Avoids Cowriting Songs
Jethro Tull leader reflects on two occasions where he worked with others, with varying results.
Vinnie Vincent Blocked ‘Great’ Song Releases Says Carmine Appice
Drummer rules out future work with former Kiss guitarist who “creates havoc.”
Rudy Sarzo on How Quiet Riot’s ‘Condition Critical’ Went Wrong
Bassist says band felt “under the gun” to top ‘Metal Health’ on tight timescale.
Dave Grohl Recalls the Day After Kurt Cobain Died
Nirvana drummer explains how he dealt with loss of frontman.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Why Mick Jagger Jokingly Threatened Michael Anthony’s Bass Tech
Rolling Stones singer played revenge prank years after backstage incident.
Paul McCartney’s Multiple Bids to Back Out of ‘Carpool Karaoke’
James Corden told ex-Beatle behavior was “unacceptable” in run-up to celebrated 2018 TV special.
How Neil Young and ‘Homegrown’ Drummer ‘Butted Heads’
Karl Himmel thought he was “bulletproof” on first day of recording, so he gave as good as he got.