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.
Eric Bloom Won’t Have ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ at His Funeral
Blue Oyster Cult frontman looks back at his band’s best and worst albums.
Why Def Leppard Will Never Release Jim Steinman ‘Hysteria’ Tapes
Joe Elliott recalls eight-week, six-figure studio mess as fourth album took shape.
Rudy Sarzo on How Quiet Riot’s ‘Condition Critical’ Went Wrong
Bassist says band felt “under the gun” to top ‘Metal Health’ on tight timescale.
Vinnie Vincent Blocked ‘Great’ Song Releases Says Carmine Appice
Drummer rules out future work with former Kiss guitarist who “creates havoc.”
Why ‘Shy’ Ian Anderson Avoids Cowriting Songs
Jethro Tull leader reflects on two occasions where he worked with others, with varying results.
Dave Grohl Recalls the Day After Kurt Cobain Died
Nirvana drummer explains how he dealt with loss of frontman.
Why Mick Jagger Jokingly Threatened Michael Anthony’s Bass Tech
Rolling Stones singer played revenge prank years after backstage incident.
John Corabi Describes Unreleased Motley Crue Song ‘La Dolce Vita’
He confirms existence of two tracks from ‘90s sessions, including seven-minute piece with Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd influences.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
When Bruce Dickinson First Met Ian Gillan…and Vomited
Iron Maiden singer hails Deep Purple counterpart as his rock god.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
Kiss, Alice Cooper Prop-Maker Cleve Hall Dead at 61
Acclaimed special effects artist was subject of ‘Monster Man’ reality show.