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.
An Unheard Jimi Hendrix Song Now Lives on the Moon
Elon Musk wasn’t consulted on contents of Odysseus time capsule, which is designed to survive millions of years “in case we blow ourselves up.”
Noel Gallagher Shot Down Oasis Rock Hall Bid 7 Years Before Liam
Feuding brothers appear to agree on one thing as their band flounders in class of 2024 fan vote.
Mick Mars Loves Prog Rock … Because He Can’t Play It
Former Motley Crue guitarist shares his passion for King Crimson and Gentle Giant, and reveals he once talked about joining Sparks.
Eagles Lyric Pages Valued at Over $700,000 During Court Case
Court case over handwritten pads continues after manager Irving Azoff describes band as “pampered.”
Author Aims to Save Reputation of Tragic Drummer Jim Gordon
Session hero was shunned after violently murdering his mom - but new book seeks to inspire compassion for psychotic who couldn’t control voices in his head.
Jon Anderson Is Glad He Saw ‘Spinal Tap’ Before Yes’ 90125 Tour
Singer says he’d have taken “upside down” road trip too seriously without the influence of cult rockumentary.
Alex Van Halen to Publish Memoir in 2024
Drummer’s book is expected to detail his life and times with late younger brother Eddie.
Bruce Dickinson: If I Relived My Life, I’d Still Quit Iron Maiden
Singer also discusses challenge of singing “bloody difficult" Iron Maiden lyrics.
Classic Rock Stars Dominate First Week of Rock Hall Fan Voting
Over 835,000 votes were submitted in the first week of polling.
Helix Drummer Greg ‘Fritz’ Hinz Dead After Secret Cancer Battle
The band’s answer to David Lee Roth had been diagnosed in 2023, bandmate Brian Vollmer confirms.
Brian Wilson Has Dementia, Family Applies for Conservatorship
Beach Boys visionary will remain free to do anything he wants to if judge allows legal move following the death of his wife and manager Melinda.
Hear Slash Add Vietnam-Era Vibe to Dandy Warhols’ New Single
Guns N’ Roses guitarist called in for “I’d Like to Help You With Your Problem” after band accepted they couldn’t play what they needed.
Robert Plant Is Struggling to Write Songs: ‘I Can’t Find Words’
Singer says it’s difficult to come up with words for the modern world, but he’s working to get his groove back.
Brian May Says He Never Liked Queen and Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’
Guitarist hoped 1981 collaboration would sound like the Who, then realized arguing over mix “was going to be a fight.”
Liam Gallagher Says ‘F––– the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’
Singer gives one-line response to Oasis' nomination for class of 2024 as public voting starts.
David Bowie Gave Lulu a Hit and It Became One of Her Few Regrets
Scottish pop star with soulful voice recalls running from relationship in 'Young Americans' era, and the moment Jimi Hendrix trashed her TV show.
When Ace Frehley Got Upstaged After Trading Signature Sound for Free Gear
Opening act’s guitarist had the Space Ace’s audio impact - but his own new setup “sounded like shit.”
Bob Ezrin: New MC5 Album is ‘Masterful Testament to Wayne Kramer’
Producer says Heavy Lifting captures late guitarist at height of his powers, and the mantra among musical guests was “We are all MC5.”
Why Run-D.M.C. Believed ‘Walk This Way’ Would End Their Career
Instead, the 1986 collaboration with Aerosmith taught rapper Darryl McDaniels a valuable lesson.
Sammy Hagar’s Real Name Isn’t Sammy Hagar – But He’s Cool With It
Singer tells fans they shouldn’t freak out about his discovery on ‘Finding Your Roots’ show.