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.
Nancy Wilson Didn’t Want ‘Heart Persona’ on her Solo Debut
Guitarist didn't want to sing 'You and Me' like "incomparable" sister Ann.
Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Sheet Music ‘Horribly Wrong’ for Years
Songwriter's musical director says paperwork is to blame for people thinking “I guess I suck.”
Tina Turner Takes Lead in Rock Hall Fan Vote
Legendary singer is now 24,000 ahead of Fela Kuti, with Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters following up.
Visit John Lennon’s 1971 Home in New ‘Isolation’ Video
Raw studio mix from upcoming box set offers tour of private rooms.
Def Leppard Auction Goes Inside Rick Allen’s Arm Loss
Drummer’s former girlfriend Miriam Barendsen decides to part with ‘80s mementos to help fund animal-rescue program.
Ian Anderson Would Have Changed Jethro Tull for Tony Iommi
Future Black Sabbath guitarist had a short stint in 1968 with the fledgling prog giants.
Pete Townshend Paints Grim Picture for Classic Acts’ Return
The Who guitarist outlines post-pandemic scenario that could see older stars locked out of venues.
Listen to Tom Petty’s ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’
Songwriter's 16-track album was part of 2020 super deluxe edition box set.
35 Years Ago: Even David Bowie Couldn’t Save ‘Absolute Beginners’
Julien Temple’s ambitious teenage musical flopped despite best efforts of Ray Davies, Patsy Kensit and others.
Listen to Unreleased Gary Moore Song ‘I’m Tore Down’
Upbeat blues rocker opens LP that marks a decade since his death.