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.
When Beck Found Disheartening Fame With ‘Loser’
Early indie release led to a struggle with being misunderstood.
When Billy Squier Refused to Tour With Ringo Starr
He was told he'd never work again after rejecting former Beatle's invitation.
Jamie Lee Curtis Tells Bruce Springsteen to Play Matinee Shows
Actress wants bands to deliver afternoon concerts so older fans can be "in bed by 7:30."
Watch Jane’s Addiction Play New Song ‘True Love’
It's their first new music in 10 years.
U2’s Next All-New Album Will Be Loud but Not AC/DC Loud
The Edge predicts guitar will return to mainstream music and wants to be part of it.
Hear Long-Lost Extended 8-Track Versions of Two Rolling Stones Hits
Mick Jagger reportedly despised 8-tracks, but the band still tried to make the best of the format.
How the Edge Stops Himself From Quitting U2
Guitarist dismisses rumors that the band is approaching its end after announcing shows without drummer Larry Mullen.
Punk Producer Glen ‘Spot’ Lockett Dead at 72
Producer was associated with Black Flag and SST Records.
Bassist Michael Rhodes Dead at 69
He recorded with Stevie Nicks, Elton John, Mark Knopfler and many more.
How to Hear Pink Floyd’s Long-Lost ‘Animals’ Guitar Solo
Snowy White's contribution bridged a gap on the 8-track version of "Pigs on the Wing."
Pete Townshend and Joe Perry Guest on Ann-Margret’s New Album
The Who and Aerosmith guitarists among contributors to actress and singer's first LP in more than a decade.
ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus Issues Warning Over Future of Avatars
He says creators will have to be careful with "semihuman being" images as virtual 'Voyage' show is slated for world tour.
Brian Eno to Name the Earth as His Co-Writer
He leads project designed to secure royalties for eco-activism.
When Rob Halford Gave Glenn Tipton a Beating Onstage
Judas Priest singer recalls Spinal Tap moment with wooden beam he thought was cardboard.
Kiss Discusses Truth Behind Rumor They Planned to Call Band F—
Paul Stanley feared "ego fight" would break out during conversation about group's name.
35 Years Ago: Lou Gramm Tries to Sabotage Foreigner’s Final Hit
Success of "I Don't Want to Live Without You" only made internal matters worse.