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 Disney Inspired John Fogerty to Write ‘Down on the Corner’
Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman twisted a merchandise ad into a new idea.
Sammy Hagar Recalls Sneaking Into Rolling Stones’ First U.S. Show
“We didn’t have any money, I’d never heard of a rock concert,” singer says of 1964 experience.
Help Jon Bon Jovi Write Coronavirus Song
He asks for contributions to develop idea he came up with while working in his community kitchen.
When Aerosmith Had to Prove Themselves All Over Again
Joe Perry recalls the challenge of the band’s ‘80s comeback.
Listen to Def Leppard’s Early Version of ‘Glad I’m Alive’
Song appears on ‘The Early Years 79-81’ box set.
Watch Italian Play ‘We Will Rock You’ During Coronavirus Lockdown
He performs guitar solo from Queen classic to entertain housebound Romans.
Phil Conalane Says He’ll Take AC/DC Audition Memory to Grave
Blackwater Conspiracy singer recalls surprise invitation that led to “whirlwind” experience in 2016.
ZZ Top Postpone Las Vegas Residency Over Coronavirus
Band cites “abundance of caution” as Brian May, Jeff Scott Soto and Recording Academy react to pandemic.
Ace Reach No.1 45 Years After Release of ‘How Long’
Paul Carrack’s band originally made it to No. 3 in 1975.
Neil Young to Play Bernie Sanders Online Rally
Presidential campaign changes tack over coronavirus, while Dropkick Murphys lose live audience for St. Patrick’s Day.
When Eric Clapton’s Split With Yardbirds Caused a Chain Reaction
Guitarist sent heavy blues in a new direction when he quit band in 1965.
The Mystery of Eric Clapton’s Lost James Bond Song
‘License to Kill’ track and video were completed but rejected at the last moment.