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.
Ozzy Osbourne Album Could Have Gone ‘Sideways in a Hot Second’ Says Duff McKagan
Guns N’ Roses bassist recalled experience of writing and tracking new LP in four days.
35 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Release Second No. 1, ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’
Kevin Cronin struggled with song for 10 years and hated its title, but it became a classic power ballad.
Watch Joey Kramer Being Refused Entry to Aerosmith Rehearsal
Drummer tells security staff members they’re just doing their job.
Ozzy Osbourne Thanks Fans for Parkinson’s Disease Support
Stricken singer says goodwill “means the world” to him after revealing diagnosis.
The Night the Rolling Stones Met the Beatles
Bill Wyman shares memory of looking up during show and seeing “four silhouetted leather-clad persons” in crowd.
Mark Knopfler Remembers the Real Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits frontman says only “three or four” people saw London pub show despite “fictitious” claims.
Queen Become First Band on U.K. Coin
50th anniversary collectables designed by fan who works at Royal Mint.
Neil Peart’s Life ‘Ended the Way He Wanted’ Says Friend
Donna Halper, who helped Rush get their U.S. record deal, hails late drummer’s bravery.
How Norman Greenbaum Wrote ‘Spirit in the Sky’ in 15 Minutes
He recalls lyrics coming together quickly, including a line that offended some people.
Listen to Unreleased Live Version of Cream’s ‘Crossroads’
Performance from 1968 included on upcoming ‘Goodbye Tour Live’ box set.
Rush Music Sales Rise by More Than 2,000 Percent
Neil Peart’s death means albums and songs are expected to return to charts.
Bret Michaels to Undergo Skin Cancer Surgery
Poison singer aims for “awesome” year despite health setback.