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.
How Thin Lizzy Blew Their Chance to Break America
Band members discuss the turmoil that resulted in Phil Lynott’s big dream never coming true.
Why Motley Crue Keep Away From Tommy Lee Backstage
Drummer says Vince Neil and Mick Mars don’t like the music in his dressing room and won’t like his new solo album.
When Rob Halford Was Told He Might Not Wake Up After Surgery
Judas Priest singer recalls “very, very dangerous” back surgery that left him unable to ride his motorcycle.
Malcolm Young Is on New AC/DC Album in Spirit, Says Brian Johnson
Singer celebrates band’s “electricity" in making of new LP.
Jon Bon Jovi Wishes Richie Sambora ‘Had His Life Together’
But singer argues there’s an upside to his old friend’s absence from Bon Jovi.
Why Motley Crue’s Label Didn’t Want to Release ‘Home Sweet Home’
The record company didn't want an album with a ballad on it, but the band persevered.
John Lennon Still Influences Paul McCartney’s Songs
Macca always asks himself “What would John say?” when he’s writing.
Ray Davies Didn’t Want the Kinks to Release ‘Waterloo Sunset’
Songwriter originally wanted to keep 1967 classic for his family.
Does Rob Halford Literally Have Metal in His Blood?
Judas Priest singer recalls going to school through factory smoke.
Jimi Hendrix: 50 Quotes For 50 Years
A look back at some of the icon’s most memorable comments on life, love and music.
Mick Jagger Admits the Rolling Stones Have Been ‘Lazy’
Singer cites example of lost ‘Goats Head Soup’ tracks and also says people should take his quotes with “pinch of salt.”
How Roger Dean Accidentally Named a Yes Album
Band was “bemused” when artist presented his cover design for ‘Heaven & Earth.’