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.
Jimmy Page Recalls Playing on James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ Theme
Led Zeppelin guitarist watched Shirley Bassey collapse in studio session.
Gilby Clarke Regrets Learning Guns N’ Roses Set the Hard Way
Former guitarist put himself through difficult week ahead of first concert.
How ‘Lady’ Belatedly Saved Styx From a Lifetime of Obscurity
Former frontman reflects on “great motivator” that kept band going until “Lady” became a hit.
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.
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.
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 Rock Stars and Fans Jam in ‘Rock Camp: The Movie’ Trailer
Upcoming documentary features Judas Priest, Slash, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper and many others.
How Neal Schon Completed a Circle With His ‘Purple Rain’ Cover
Journey fan Prince had sought band’s approval before releasing his signature track.
When Brian May Discovered Van Halen’s Cover of ‘Now I’m Here’
Queen guitarist only recently heard 1975 version of song he wrote the previous year.