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.
Paul McCartney’s Brother Could Have Split the Beatles
Younger sibling Mike says “fortuitous” injury avoided Fab Four ending up like Oasis.
Cop Who Ended Beatles’ Final Show Still Happy With His Conduct
As the performance ended, Ringo Starr joked, "Don't put the handcuffs on me!"
The Big Lesson Slash Learned From Bob Dylan Session
Guns N’ Roses guitarist recalls being told why his solo had been cut from 1990 song.
Sting Says He’s a ‘Heavy Metal Singer’
He explains why it was essential to deliver Police songs in a high register.
Pearl Jam Discussed Never Playing Again After Roskilde Tragedy
Eddie Vedder recalls struggle in aftermath of nine deaths at festival in 2000.
Roger Daltrey Doesn’t Know Why Keith Moon Wanted to Join the Who
Singer recalls drummer’s onstage audition: “He made us drive it.”
Listen to Unreleased Kiss Demo ‘Rock ’n’ Rolls Royce’
Gene Simmons recording didn’t make the cut for ‘Destroyer,’ but it’s included in extended version.
Richie Sambora Says His Job in Bon Jovi Was to ‘Shut the F— up’
Guitarist looked back on his time in the band during a conversation with Nile Rodgers.
Robert Plant Became ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Cliche at a Very Early Age’
Led Zeppelin icon hails Alison Krauss for steering him in a different direction.
Did Robert Plant Really Go to a Sex Club With Members of ABBA?
Led Zeppelin singer claimed they went to “run away” from their wives.
Roger Daltrey Calls Rolling Stones a ‘Mediocre Pub Band’
Who frontman still admires Mick Jagger — and envies Robert Plant.
Rolling Stones Tour Grosses Over $10 Million per Show
Veterans return to the top of moneymaking chart with sell-out U.S. run.
Eric Clapton’s COVID Song Ended Friendship With Robert Cray
He's now part of a growing list of acquaintances who've stopped talking to the guitar legend.
Why Rock Hall’s All-Star Charlie Watts Tribute Jam Didn’t Happen
Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine says rehearsal for closeout song was a highlight of their induction experience.
When Eric Clapton Felt ‘Insulted’ by Eddie Van Halen, Brian May
They hoped Slowhand would enjoy his ’Star Fleet Project’ dedication - but he didn’t.
Elton John Admits He Can Still ‘Explode at Any Moment’
He’s still working to manage temper that made him infamous in the ‘70s.