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.
How Eagles Resisted Hollywood Bid for ‘Hotel California’ Movie
Life imitated art when drug-fueled producer met Glenn Frey and Don Henley.
Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Tech Explains That ‘Jump’ Disaster
Roadie recalls drama and aftermath of “sore point” 2007 incident.
David Coverdale Working Toward New Music With Jimmy Page
Whitesnake singer says "immense progress" has taken place over ‘Coverdale-Page’ album reissue with additional tracks.
How Eddie Van Halen Introduced Wolfgang to AC/DC’s ‘Big Balls’
Guitarist waited until wife was away before playing the risque track for his second grade son.
Why Joe Walsh, John Entwistle Supergroup Lasted Just Five Shows
The Best singer Rick Livingstone recalls short-lived superstar experience in 1990.
Tony Iommi Recalls Black Sabbath’s ‘Dying Cat’ Studio Session
They brought violin and cello to record track for ‘Vol. 4’ then realized there was more to it.
When Chrissie Hynde Gave $100k of Rush Limbaugh’s Money to PETA
Pretenders leader established middle ground with right-wing radio host who had a fan in her dad.
Why Didn’t Damn Yankees Release Their Album ‘Bravo’?
Guitarist and songwriter Damon Johnson recalls working on record that ended up “lukewarm.”
Ozzy Osbourne: Cocaine Became ‘Misery Beyond Belief’
Black Sabbath singer regrets starting to use the drug as the band made ‘Vol. 4.’
Why Dave Grohl Didn’t Abandon the Foo Fighters for Tom Petty
He says an invitation to tour as the Heartbreakers’ drummer would have made him “sad.”