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.
How Stevie Nicks Learned to ’Stuff’ Poetry Into Songs
Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash albums provided early influence.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Working on New Album
Johnny Van Zant says LP to follow farewell tour is effectively “in the can.”
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Weighs In on Backing Tracks Debate
Guitarist says it’s fine to use pre-recorded audio for live shows in certain circumstances.
Ozzy Osbourne Is Complaining Again, and That’s Good News
Sharon and Jack say moaning proves he’s on the mend after health alert.
Yes, Led Zeppelin Supergroup Drummer Alan White Wants Recordings Released
Veteran says it would be “quite amazing” to complete XYZ songs -- perhaps with Robert Plant singing.
Nikki Sixx Says Stage Set Anger Was ‘Misdirected’ at Kiss
Motley Crue bassist remains upset with production company over “exact reenactment” of “grand finale.”
Revered Session Drummer Hal Blaine Dies at 90
Wrecking Crew member powered hits for Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Simon and Garfunkel and many others.
Roger Daltrey Explains Why Pete Townshend Smashed Guitars
Who frontman says trademark stage performance “was not about the visual.”
Vince Neil Says ‘The Dirt’ Movie is Better Than He Expected
Motley Crue frontman had budget concerns before watching finished product, which Nikki Sixx says carries “cautionary tale.”