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.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘Panama,’ Their Last David Lee Roth-Era Hit
It’s about a car, or perhaps a stripper, or both – but the third single from ‘1984’ marked the pinnacle of the band’s world dominance.
David Ellefson ‘Optimistic’ About Dave Mustaine’s Cancer
Bassist says frontman’s throat is not “beyond a point of repair.”
Why Robert Plant Loves Working With Sensational Space Shifters
Singer cites 2017 song “Bones of Saints” as an example of why he’s spent 14 of the past 18 years with the band.
Paul Rodgers Recalls First Time Free Played ‘All Right Now’
Signature song went down so well they had to play it twice.
How the Eagles’ ‘Those Shoes’ Was Inspired by Jazz and Joe Walsh
Don Felder recalls wanting to tie in Miles Davis and talkbox for dueling effect on track from ‘The Long Run.’
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.’
Phil Lynott’s Much-Loved Mom Philomena Dies at 88
"Irish queen of rock" kept Thin Lizzy icon’s name alive with personal appearances and her memoir ‘My Boy.’
Steely Dan, Nirvana and Others React to Fire Loss of Master Tapes
Label does not address how many master tapes burned in backlot blaze while potentially affected artists wait for more details.
Brian May Says Queen Were ‘Always on the Verge of Splitting Up’
Guitarist says tension among strong personalities is what made their music so great.
Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ Passes $100 Million Box Office Mark
‘Rocketman’ studio releases “Your Song” live clip as movie tops $100 million worldwide and enters Top 10 of music biopics.