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.
Lemmy Kilmister Booked a Motorhead Farewell Show in 1976
Lost interview reveals frontman’s doubts over band’s future at the beginning.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Focus for Eddie Tribute Show
He says future event will be all about late guitarist rather than his band.
Keith Richards and Noel Gallagher Compared Bad Bandmates
Rolling Stones guitarist asked Oasis counterpart which of their singers was a “bigger c---”.
Watch Kiss Unmask to Play at Ace Frehley’s 1976 Wedding
Impromptu three-song set took place when their identities were still secret.
Angry Roger Waters Rejected ‘Huge’ Deal From Facebook
He calls Mark Zuckerberg an idiot after request to use “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” in social media promotional film.
Rudy Sarzo Heard ‘Sound of Hopelessness’ When Randy Rhoads Died
Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist described the “multi-level” feeling he hopes never to experience again.
Some Kiss Members Took Fitness ‘Beating’ Before 1996 Reunion Tour
Paul Stanley says strenuous preparation campaign was a “shock” to some bandmates.
Neil Finn’s Run-In with Lindsey Buckingham Fan
Crowded House frontman only faced one negative moment after replacing guitarist in Fleetwood Mac.
Jimmy Page’s ‘Paranoid’ Solo Session for ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Led Zeppelin guitarist and engineer recall “wonderful” moment that came after difficult start.
Small Venues Still at Risk as COVID Cash Fails to Arrive
“Not a single penny” released five months after Save Our Stages bill was passed.
Watch Andy Summers Read Story From His Book ’Fretted and Moaning’
Police guitarist shares tale of “shagged out” musician who’d had “too many shows – this should have been the day off.”
Jim Morrison’s Fame Led Dad to Offer Resignation From U.S. Navy
Doors legend's sister recalls how flag officer feared counterculture connection might “upset the apple cart” with his commanding superiors.