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.
See New Animated Video for Leon Russell’s ‘Tight Rope’: Premiere
Clip is first in a series honoring late artist’s legacy, 50 years after self-titled debut.
40 Years Ago: Queen Reach Their U.S. Peak With ‘The Game’ Tour
They couldn’t know it at the time, but they’d never top their 49-date North American run.
How the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.
Bob Seger’s Oceanic Leap for ‘The Fire Down Below’
Blue-collar icon looked to Scotland and England for inspiration that created song about prostitution.
When the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ Started a Prison Riot
Actor and former inmate Danny Trejo recalls 1968 moment in solitary confinement.
Did Industry Politics Sour Steve Perry-Neal Schon Relationship?
Journey guitarist regrets dramatic changes that took place while former singer was promoting solo album ‘Traces.’
Listen to Tom Petty’s Demo of ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels’
‘Wildflowers’ project is underway and will include previously unreleased track.
AC/DC’s Chris Slade Recalls ‘Shock’ of Brian Johnson’s Departure
Drummer says the arrival of Axl Rose was an equal surprise during lineup turmoil of 2016.
Joe Elliott Recalls Five-Month Struggle to Save His Voice
Def Leppard singer says his doctor mentioned retirement in 2016.
How the Doors Discovered the Meaning of ‘Mr. Mojo Risin’
Jim Morrison had already used the line to help create “L.A. Woman” before he revealed it was an anagram.
When James Bond Dissed the Beatles
Both success stories began on the same day - and their paths would cross on a number of occasions.
Geddy Lee Finds Picture He Wanted for His Book
Rush frontman didn't find image of one of his early instruments until recently.