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.
The Moment the Grateful Dead Decided to Let Fans Keep Bootlegging
Mickey Hart recalls the meeting where band realized they “didn’t want to be cops.”
Frehley’s Comet to Reunite at Kiss Kruise Fest
Space Ace will perform with former colleagues and his current band at event associated with Kiss Kruise in October.
Steve Miller Recalls ‘Last Chance Deal’ That Became ‘Jungle Love’
1977 song was completed in 45 minutes to make sure it appeared on ‘Book of Dreams.’
How ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ Became Joan Jett’s Hugest Song
The 1988 song went from moderate hit to football anthem decades later.
Listen to Unreleased Bruce Springsteen Song ‘I’ll Stand by You’
Piece written for Harry Potter movie appears on ‘Blinded by the Light’ soundtrack.
15 Years Ago: Dave Matthews Band’s Bus Poops on Chicago
Mud City got muddier when driver emptied septic tank over tour boat in incident known as “Poopgate.”
James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Scared Cougar With Metallica Song
Scare survivor “pleased” to discover that frontman is “great person.”
Devo’s New Concert Could Be Their Last
Jerry Casale rejects suggestion of “farewell tour” after confirming third show in five years.
Which Rock Giant Will Release Their Next Album First?
Rating the chances of AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden and others launching new LPs soon.
10 Years Ago: Steven Tyler’s Stage Fall Triggers Aerosmith Meltdown
By the time singer was being flown to a hospital, his bandmates had already reached a breaking point with him.
Jimmy Page Recalls the First Time He Met Jeff Beck
Guitarist recalls immediate bond, leading to a gift of the guitar that powered Led Zeppelin's first album.
Tom Hamilton Recalls Aerosmith’s Wilderness Years
Bassist admits he didn’t realize band was “essentially over” in the early '80s, and discusses future album hopes.