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.
30 Years Ago: Metallica Lose Metal Grammy to Jethro Tull
An attempt to appear up-to-date backfired in 1989 when prog-rock icons were given award instead of heavier favorites.
Vivian Campbell Says ‘Good Is Never Good Enough’ for Def Leppard
Guitarist explains why “thoroughly unique” veterans continually reinvent their stage show.
Santana and Ringo Starr to Play Woodstock Original Site for 50th
First acts confirmed for Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.
45 Years Ago: Greg Lake Arrested for Skinny Dipping
ELP frontman and crew members were spanked by Salt Lake City police in 1974 incident.
Watch Robert Plant Perform With His New Band Saving Grace
Video clips surface from Led Zeppelin icon’s latest project as he continues low-key launch.
Ozzy Osbourne Forced to Cancel More Farewell Tour Dates
Australia, New Zealand and Japan shows called off as Prince of Darkness is ordered to rest for six weeks.
Glenn Frey’s ‘El Blurto’ Songwriting Experience
Eagles icon coined phrase for emotional experience of working alongside co-writer Jack Tempchin.
Bernie Torme Fans Seek to Fill Gap Left by Pledge Music Failure
Supporters beat emergency funding target by 400 per cent in hours.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Goes Pop With Zee
'Identity' was the Pink Floyd keyboardist's only collaboration with Dave Harris, frontman of the New Romantic band Fashion.
Gene Simmons Responds To Ace Frehley’s ‘Gloves Are Off’ Comments
Kiss bassist offers a brief response after the band's former guitarist called him an “a-hole and a sex addict.”