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.
When Roger Daltrey Was Tommy Before ‘Tommy’ Existed
Who frontman recalls “thoroughly miserable time” as he struggled to make sense of his life choices before recording landmark album.
Geezer Butler Happy to Have to Prove Himself Again
Bassist says Deadland Ritual have 12 songs written - but refutes the suggestion they’re a supergroup.
Carlos Santana Won’t Forget First ‘Black Magic Woman’ Performance
Guitarist believes that’s the reason the song has “same results” as it did in 1970.
Bad Company Grateful ‘Bad Company’ Is One of Their Best Songs
Drummer Simon Kirke recalls writing self-titled song on Paul Rodgers' giant piano.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Struggle to Bring ‘Free Bird’ to Comeback Tour
Guitarist Gary Rossington delivered ultimatum to singer Johnny Van Zant as band struggled through road trip 10 years after plane crash.
Jeff Scott Soto Says Steve Perry’s ‘Ghost’ Made Fronting Journey Hard
Singer remains upset at “zero attention” given to his time with the band.
55 Years Ago: Beatlemania Begins to Spin Out of Control With ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
Advance radio-station play forced label to release Fab Four’s fourth album 10 days early.
When Mark Knopfler and Sting Connected for ‘Money for Nothing’
Dire Straits frontman recalls perfect match for Police counterpart’s voice - and doesn’t regret having to share writing credits.
Alice Cooper Clarifies ‘Death Pact’ Story
Rock icon says he and Sheryl couldn’t survive without each other but didn't mean he'd kill himself.
Rock Pioneer Dave Bartholomew Dies at 100
Bandleader, writer and producer had hits with Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and was covered by Elvis Presley and many others.
Mick Jagger’s 5AM Rally Saved the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock And Roll Circus’
Movie director Michael Lindsay-Hogg recalls how frontman drove tired and sick bandmates through “Sympathy For the Devil” in 1968.
How Alice Cooper Talked Johnny Depp Into Singing ‘Heroes’
Actor had forgotten he could perform lead vocals before Hollywood Vampires added David Bowie classic to new album ‘Rise.’