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.
David Crosby Losing Ability to Play Guitar
Singer-songwriter thinks he has about a year of performing left: “People get old and die. That’s how it works.”
Pearl Jam’s Sudden Fame ‘Wasn’t Graceful’ Says Eddie Vedder
Singer recalls feeling that band was “just trying to get out of there alive.”
Sammy Hagar’s Dad Taught Him ‘What Not to Do’
Singer pays tribute to late alcoholic father, who boxed to “make a living for his family.”
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Focus for Eddie Tribute Show
He says future event will be all about late guitarist rather than his band.
Watch Kiss Unmask to Play at Ace Frehley’s 1976 Wedding
Impromptu three-song set took place when their identities were still secret.
Neil Finn’s Run-In with Lindsey Buckingham Fan
Crowded House frontman only faced one negative moment after replacing guitarist in Fleetwood Mac.
Jimmy Page’s ‘Paranoid’ Solo Session for ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Led Zeppelin guitarist and engineer recall “wonderful” moment that came after difficult start.
Neil Finn Would ‘Gladly Step Aside’ for Lindsey Buckingham
Crowded House leader recalls “bolt out of nowhere” invitation from Mick Fleetwood to join Fleetwood Mac.
Jim Morrison’s Fame Led Dad to Offer Resignation From U.S. Navy
Doors legend's sister recalls how flag officer feared counterculture connection might “upset the apple cart” with his commanding superiors.
Beatles Movie Explores ‘Paradox’ of Their Success in India
Author and director Ajoy Bose says country took Fab Four to their hearts because they “didn’t behave like Britishers.”
Listen to Joe Walsh’s New Charity EP, ‘Prayers’
Eagles icon recorded three tracks with Indian classical composer Amjad Ali Khan.
Spotify Accused of Creating ‘Race to the Bottom’ With New Feature
Congressmen say Discovery Mode could force artists to accept lower royalties.
Van Halen Fans ‘Got Three Extra Tours’ Because of Wolfgang
Valerie Bertinelli says her son was the only person who could push Eddie into action.
Robert Plant Told Nancy Wilson He’d Come to Hate ‘Stairway’
Conversation took place after Heart performed Led Zeppelin classic in front of the band.
40 Years Ago: Beatles Reunite for a John Lennon Tribute Song
George Harrison gathered his former bandmates for 1981 single “All Those Years Ago,” written about late friend.
Graham Nash Cried Only One Time While Making Music
He recalls “emotionally destroying” experience during CSNY’s ‘Deja Vu’ sessions.