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.
Ian Anderson Felt Blamed for Metallica Grammys Upset
Jethro Tull leader recalls award presenter Alice Cooper’s reaction when they met.
Did Prince Philip Save the James Bond Franchise?
Late husband of Queen Elizabeth was reportedly used to get the name of ‘Goldfinger’s Pussy Galore past U.S. censors.
Rudy Sarzo Had to Leave Ozzy Osbourne After Randy Rhoads Died
Bassist lost joy of performing “quickly” following tour tragedy.
Original Alice Cooper Group Still Angry with Late Glen Buxton
Producer Bob Ezrin says there’s a “fundamental truth” in new song “I Hate You.”
Sammy Hagar Regrets ‘Angst’ About Van Halen in His Memoir
Former frontman wishes he’d “been a little more conservative” 10 years ago.
45 Years Ago: ‘All the President’s Men’ Becomes an Unlikely Blockbuster
Robert Redford wasn’t interested in following the kind of backstage drama seen in dark modern-era political sagas.
Why Def Leppard Will Never Release Jim Steinman ‘Hysteria’ Tapes
Joe Elliott recalls eight-week, six-figure studio mess as fourth album took shape.
Vinnie Vincent Blocked ‘Great’ Song Releases Says Carmine Appice
Drummer rules out future work with former Kiss guitarist who “creates havoc.”
John Corabi Describes Unreleased Motley Crue Song ‘La Dolce Vita’
He confirms existence of two tracks from ‘90s sessions, including seven-minute piece with Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd influences.
Why Mick Jagger Jokingly Threatened Michael Anthony’s Bass Tech
Rolling Stones singer played revenge prank years after backstage incident.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.