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.
When Van Halen ‘Murdered’ Black Sabbath on Tour
Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler recall 1978 road trip in excerpt from Eddie Van Halen book.
Why Robert Plant Hates the Ukulele
Singer recalls on-tour experience and reinforces his refusal to write a memoir.
Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Geek Out Over ‘Penny Lane’
Beatles icon recalls pushing trumpeter into playing beyond instrument’s range in ‘McCartney 3, 2, 1.’
How Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench Survived Tom Petty’s Death
Keyboardist admits birth of his daughter two months after bandmate died wasn’t the “circle-of-life lesson that I wanted.”
Kiss Consultant Predicts Brand Will Be Sold to ‘Conglomerate’
Catalog adviser discusses band’s future without Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
Bruce Dickinson’s Spoken Word Show Inspired by Quentin Crisp
Iron Maiden frontman took cue-card idea from English writer-actor.
Drugged-Up David Bowie was Managed Like Elvis, says Earl Slick
Longtime guitarist recalls manipulation that led to his departure before ‘Station to Station’ tour.
Sebastian Bach Responds to Death of Johnny Solinger
Former Skid Row singer sends condolences, adding that news coverage gave him an “awkward” moment.
Anthrax’s Frank Bello ‘Hunted’ His Brother’s Killer
Bassist planned to “show no mercy” after younger sibling was shot dead in 1996.
Why Paul Stanley Didn’t Like the First Kiss Album
Frontman says sound and cover of 1974 debut were “not what I had in mind.”
Pearl Jam’s Sudden Fame ‘Wasn’t Graceful’ Says Eddie Vedder
Singer recalls feeling that band was “just trying to get out of there alive.”
David Bowie Painting Found in Thrift Store Breaks Auction Record
The 90’s canvas, purchased at a donation center for $5 CAD, sold at auction for more than $100,000 CAD.