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 AC/DC Found Their Sound With ’T.N.T.’
Band gave notice of approaching stardom with its second Australia-only album in 1975.
How Paul McCartney Became the Beatles’ ‘Instigator’
He believes trend was set with hitchhiking trips before the band formed.
Watch Eric Clapton in Clip From Bee Gees Documentary
Scene from ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ explores the development of the band’s falsetto vocals.
The Mistake that Created Billy Idol’s Trademark Hair
He recalls how bandmate’s negative reaction persuaded him to leave styling unfinished.
Paul McCartney Still ‘In Denial’ Over John Lennon’s Murder
He reflects on “senseless” death of close collaborator along with passing of “little buddy” George Harrison.
Steve Lukather Slams the ‘Biggest Lie’ in Music
Toto guitarist rejects the idea that music lessons stifle creativity.
Vince Gill Gets Why Some People Don’t Want Him in Eagles
He says new lineup is “not as good as the original” after Glenn Frey’s death.
Neal Schon Announces Release of New Solo Album ‘Universe’
Journey guitarist will put out “healing” record in early December.
Jon Bon Jovi Explains His ‘Biggest Mistake’
Singer celebrates his failures, starting with “terrible” performance in front of his parents.
Does David Bowie Biopic ‘Stardust’ Benefit From Being Unofficial?
Star Johnny Flynn says he had freedom to explore “responsible” story - but admits he wanted to refuse role at first.