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.
40 Years Ago: Bon Scott Begins His Final Tour with AC/DC
“Highway to Hell” road trip secured band's future - but not their singer's.
Slayer Too ‘Terrifying’ to Sponsor NASCAR Car
Vehicle was set to run with band logo at speedway.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release Backstage Argument as B-Side
“Mission From ‘Arry” was recorded by Bruce Dickinson as Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain fought over stage incident.
Couple on Woodstock Album Cover Is Still Together
Subjects of iconic 1969 photo didn’t know it had been taken until they saw it on LP sleeve the following year.
Def Leppard Launch ‘Sin City’ Vegas Residency: Set List, Video
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers kicked off their latest Las Vegas stint in emphatic fashion.
Flea Didn’t Want Memoir to Be ‘Rock Star Book’
‘Acid for the Children’ to be published in November, five years after it was first announced.
David Crosby Says Music Business Is Heading for ‘Middle Ages’
He predicts environment where artists will create works-to-order for patrons.
Jimmy Page Loses Planning Battle with Neighbor
After fight with Robbie Williams, Led Zeppelin guitarist objected to plans for three 20" high trellises.
Tool Confirm ‘Fear Inoculum’ Track Listing
Title song breaks chart record as all previous albums return to Top 20.
Robert Plant Recalls Being Told to Stop Singing ‘Weird S—’
Singer’s label boss Ahmet Ertegun inspired Honeydrippers EP of ‘50s and ‘60s classics.
Watch K.K. Downing Return to Stage After 10 Years
Former Judas Priest guitarist joins Ross the Boss for four songs at U.K. festival.
‘Abbey Road’ Artist Was Told He’d Destroyed the Beatles
John Kosh recalls angry call from record label boss after LP was designed without any text on the cover.