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.
Pete Townshend Recalls Hoping the Who Would Fail
Guitarist spent first years of his band’s career feeling “really quite unhappy.”
Steven Tyler, Joe Walsh Discuss Temptation to Return to Drinking
Aerosmith and Eagles members reflect on the highs and lows of their addiction issues.
Did One Song Force the Collapse of Van Halen’s Original Lineup?
How arguments over “Dancing in the Street” sent David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen off in opposite directions.
Listen to Ace Frehley Guest With Megadeth and Anthrax Bassists
Former Kiss guitarist contributes solo to Altitudes & Attitude song “Late,” created by David Ellefson and Frank Bello.
Anthony Kiedis Says Climate Crisis Is Out of Control
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer says “federal government is failing us” over disasters that ruin environment, kill hundreds and cost billions.
Artist Wants to Loop Toto’s ‘Africa’ in Desert ‘For All Eternity’
Namibian installation features MP3 player connected to solar batteries in secret location.
Joe Elliott’s Imaginary Def Leppard Review Came True
Singer discusses his ambitious early days -- including being hired without singing a note.
The Best Song on Every Judas Priest Album
These 18 songs are proof that the British veterans never abandoned their core principles.
Metallica’s Enter Night Beer Hits Stores
Pilsner, previously available only at shows, to be rolled out across the world.
Joan Jett’s Favorite Memorabilia? A Presidential Declaration
Blackhearts leader shows off letter written by Abraham Lincoln, given to her by late colleague Paul O’Neill of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
The Best Song From Every Def Leppard Album
The top musical moments from each of the Hall of Famers’ studio releases.
35 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue Start Debauched Tour
Eighties road trip maxed out in rock’ n’ roll excess as stars fought to outdo each other.