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.
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.’
Ozzy Osbourne Video Was ‘Wink’ to Planned Biopic
Son Jack says “Under the Graveyard” clip offers an insight, but they’re still struggling to bring story down to movie length.
When Iron Maiden Trolled Fans With ‘The Final Frontier’
It was never meant to be their last album, but it was a deliberate attempt to change their own rules.
Robert Plant, Alice Cooper and Dave Grohl Join Others Trying to Save Live Music
Letter signed by dozens of stars asks for congressional aid as independent venues face possible collapse.
Listen to a Nirvana Song Written by a Bot
YouTuber Funk Turkey returns with latest creation “Smother.”
Metallica and Kiss Members Appear in ‘Creem’ Magazine Movie
Watch trailer for documentary due in theaters in August.
What Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax Did After the Big 4 Shows
Thrash icons first shared a stage in 2010 but soon went their separate ways again.
Hear Neil Young Song ‘Vacancy’ from ‘Homegrown’ Album
LP finally arrives this month after being shelved in 1975.