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.
Unreleased Tom Petty Music Recovered After Theft
Man arrested after stealing more than $100,0000 of instruments and gear from storage unit.
Elton John Laughs Off His Hair Issues
He recalls moment he thought he was being robbed but didn’t want to investigate until he put his wig on.
Ginger Baker Had ‘Heart of Gold’ Says Steve Winwood
Guitarist pays tribute to late drummer alongside his son and Jack Bruce’s family.
Mick Jagger Wanted Pension Plan, Thought He’d Be Retired at 60
Rolling Stones singer told accountant, ‘I won’t be singing rock ’n’ roll.’
How ‘Rocketman’ Music Came Together at Abbey Road
The Elton John movie’s music director Giles Martin explains how studio played big role in soundtrack’s success.
Peers Offer Support to Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘I’m With You’
Colleagues and friends send messages of support to frontman who returned to rehab.
Sammy Hagar Hates ‘Bum Rule’ That Blocks His Charity Donations
Singer explains his approach to giving away most of the profits from his businesses.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Induction to be Broadcast Live
New chairman John Sykes says he wants to “expose as many people as possible to all the incredible music that surrounds us.”
When Iron Maiden Dared to Bring Synths into Heavy Metal
Years of bashing digital instruments ended with ‘Somewhere in Time’ and its follow-up ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.’
Pete Townshend Says Rock Isn’t Dead, But Guitar-Based Rock Is
The Who veteran believes virtuosos have “exhausted the possibilities” but that things will change again in the future.