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.
Pete Townshend Recalls Overdose with Phil Lynott
Who guitarist laughs about “big disappointment” before he gave up drugs.
How ZZ Top Found Their Trademark Studio Sound
Studio owner recalls playing trick on producer Bill Ham to secure trademark tone.
Joe Walsh Channeled George Harrison for John Lennon Song
Eagles guitarist admits he didn’t know how to approach "Grow Old With Me" on Ringo Starr’s latest album.
Listen to New Rod Stewart Song ‘Stop Loving Her Today’
Track appears on orchestral album ‘You're In My Heart' – which he doesn't completely love.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls Cash Fears in His Early Solo Years
Briefcase of show money was handcuffed to his wrist as he and Sharon tried to avoid being ripped off.
50 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Scores His Last No.1 Hit
“Suspicious Minds” marked high point of the King’s comeback - although a rights battle meant it was nearly never released.
30 Years Ago: Phil Collins Goes Straight-Faced for ‘ … But Seriously’
He took advantage of five-year gap since previous album to tread new ground with massive results.
Kiss Have Spoken to All Former Members About Final Show
Manager Doc McGhee says band hopes to overcome challenges for “important” last concert.
Metallica, Eagles and Heart Members to Attend Rock Hall Exhibit
Exploration of important musical instruments opens this month.
Rob Halford Wants Judas Priest Tour With Iron Maiden
Singer recalls healthy rivalry between the British bands in the ‘80s.
Neil Young ‘Won’t Close Door’ on CSNY Reunion Despite ‘Grudge’
But he admits he still has problems with David Crosby, which don’t look to be resolved any time soon.
Robbie Robertson Remembers Bemusing Woodstock Set
Unreleased performance to appear on ‘The Band’ 50th-anniversary edition.