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.
Ozzy Osbourne Prayed ‘Don’t Let Me Wake Up’ Amid Chronic Pain
Black Sabbath icon hints at new album with Tony Iommi.
Robert Fripp’s Tip for Breaking Up a Band
King Crimson stalwart explains how songwriting dynamics can make or break a group.
Joe Lynn Turner Reveals Lifelong Hair-Loss Issue
Former Deep Purple and Rainbow singer says baldness led to "cruel bullying" and he wore wigs from age 14 as he confirms new album.
Robert Plant Told Alison Krauss of Song That ‘Embarrassed’ Him
She offered Led Zeppelin legend a different perspective on his "too many hobbits" era.
When Def Leppard’s Return Looked Dubious After ‘Women’ Flopped
First single from future classic 'Hysteria' album took the longest to record but reached only No. 80.
Matt Sorum Regrets Collapse of Velvet Revolver’s Stay-Clean Pact
Drummer says Guns N' Roses offshoot started out by taking lesson from Aerosmith.
Bret Michaels: Talk of New Poison Material Could End in Violence
Singer hopes bandmates will agree to write one more classic song.
Watch Billy Joel Duet With ‘Huge Fan’ Olivia Rodrigo
They perform her hit "Deja Vu" followed by the Piano Man classic she name-checked.
How Blondie Thrived by Making ‘Mistakes in Public’
Drummer Clem Burke recalls misunderstood early CBGBs scene as a “workshop.”
Sammy Hagar Feels ‘Responsibility’ to Perform Van Halen Songs
He’s also describing parts of the Circle's upcoming album ‘Crazy Times!’ as “dark” and “serious.”
Gene Simmons’ Concept for Kiss Show Without Original Members
He outlined a three-part performance with potential for guest appearances from founders.
Kirk Hammett Laments Metallica’s Slow Album Progress
“It’s not getting any quicker,” he says of releasing 10 titles in 40 years.
35 Years Ago: Kiss Tries to Be Everyone Else on ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’
Song was a clear attempt to emulate the success of newer rock heroes Bon Jovi and their type.
Melvins Announce New Album ‘Bad Mood Rising’
Limited-edition vinyl version sells out almost instantly, with other formats arriving on Sept. 9.
Is This the Truth About Ozzy Osbourne’s Smiley-Face Knee Tattoos?
Childhood friend says he created future Black Sabbath icon’s artwork just for fun.
Neal Schon Fought off ‘Scare Tactics’ in Journey Legal Battle
Guitarist discusses how he “managed to get out of the clenches” of management deal.
Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Cold Shiver’ After Being Told of Cable Car Stunt
Black Sabbath legend didn't remember climbing onto roof 1,000 feet in the air.
Watch Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Reunite at ‘South Park’ Show
Duo joined Primus and show creators for rendition of “Closer to the Heart.”
When Iggy Pop Refused to Stop Show Despite Bomb Warning
Blondie drummer Clem Burke recalls "chaos" of touring in the 1980s.
Jeff Pilson Confirms Foreigner Is Readying New Music
"There will be something coming out," the bassist reports, "and it is good."