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.
55 Years Ago: Beatlemania Begins to Spin Out of Control With ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
Advance radio-station play forced label to release Fab Four’s fourth album 10 days early.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce U.S. Tour
Month-long fall road trip is titled ‘Just Trust’ in answer to questions about set lists.
When Mark Knopfler and Sting Connected for ‘Money for Nothing’
Dire Straits frontman recalls perfect match for Police counterpart’s voice - and doesn’t regret having to share writing credits.
Raconteurs Pay Tribute to Beatles With Hidden Album Cover
Limited-edition version of ‘Help Us Stranger’ spoofs Fab Four’s ‘Yesterday and Today’ under glued sleeve surface.
Alice Cooper Clarifies ‘Death Pact’ Story
Rock icon says he and Sheryl couldn’t survive without each other but didn't mean he'd kill himself.
How REO Speedwagon Found ‘Sunken Treasure’ with ‘Take It on the Run’
Singer Kevin Cronin says the hit single wasn’t meant to appear on ‘Hi Infidelity.’
Mick Jagger’s 5AM Rally Saved the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock And Roll Circus’
Movie director Michael Lindsay-Hogg recalls how frontman drove tired and sick bandmates through “Sympathy For the Devil” in 1968.
Neil Young Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Late Manager Elliot Roberts
He describes colleague and close friend for 52 years as a “great human being.”
Tom Petty, Soundgarden, Hole Lawyers Launch Lawsuit over Universal Master Tapes Fire
Class-action claim seeks more than half of label’s insurance payments as result of 2008 blaze.
Carlos Santana Says He’s Been Accused of ‘Career Suicide’ Many Times
Guitarist argues that his main interest is in learning, and wants to keep “being vulnerable.”
Mick Fleetwood Regrets Going Public With Band Dramas
Fleetwood Mac co-founder accepts they “asked for that trouble” that overshadowed their music for years.
Watch New Version of Freddie Mercury’s ’Time Waits for No One’
Stripped-down version of 1986 single focuses on Queen icon’s voice with new piano part.