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.
Why Keith Richards Doesn’t Like Pop Music, and Especially Rap
“I don’t really like to hear people yelling at me and telling me it’s music," says the Rolling Stones star.
When Waddy Wachtel Had to Tell Mick Jagger He Was Doing It Wrong
Session great sat in on sessions for the Rolling Stones' 'Bridges to Babylon.'
When George Clinton Toned Down Funkadelic Shows for ‘Anti-Tour’
'One Nation Under a Groove' road trip saw him hiring another band to headline, dressing in Army fatigues and trying to move unsold tickets outside venues to "get some dope."
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’ll Refuse Any Future Surgery
He doesn't care if final scheduled procedure doesn't work because he "can’t do it anymore."
Studio Icon Bob Ludwig Retires With 13 Grammys and 3,000 Credits
He worked with Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen and many others over six-decade career.
50 Years Ago: Why Sly Stone Couldn’t Leave ‘Fresh’ Alone
The funk rock masterpiece that went on sale was very different from the one reviewers previously heard.
Why Jack Blades Feared Revealing ‘High Enough’ to Ted Nugent
Despite bassist's concerns, power ballad became the Damn Yankees' biggest hit.
Watch Gary Rossington’s Last Performance of ‘Gimme Three Steps’
Clip is taken from Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'The 50th Anniversary' concert movie, out in July.
Simmons Speechless Over Criss and Frehley’s Kiss Reunion Refusals
Bassist doesn't know what to say about former bandmates' positions as final show looms.
Could Stevie Wonder Be Set to Release 200 ‘Key of Life’ Songs?
Speculation circulates that unheard material from the ‘70s could appear briefly for copyright protection reasons.
How Hall and Oates’ ‘Maneater’ Steals Show in ‘No Hard Feelings’
Stripped-down version of hit single takes center stage in new comedy, but it was a late addition to the script.
Why Flea Wants to Remake Red Hot Chili Peppers’ First Album
Bassist says he can't talk bandmates into addressing his regrets.