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.
30 Years Ago: ‘The Simpsons’ Avoids Disaster With First Regular Episode
“Bart the Genius” aired after animated show was nearly abandoned.
Elton John Says ‘Diva’ Reputation Came From Drugs
He describes first use of cocaine as “worst decision of my life.”
Queen and Alice Cooper to Play Fire Fight Australia Concert
February event is already sold out, with profits going to disaster relief efforts.
Mike Portnoy Kept Neil Peart’s Cancer Secret for Two Years
Former Dream Theater drummer knew Rush member was severely ill, but had to remain quiet.
Neil Peart: Family Man
From his parents to the tragedy of his first family and the creation of his second, late Rush drummer lived for his relatives.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Members Recall Bands’ Car Crashes
Nikki Sixx and Joe Elliott recall how incidents involving Vince Neil and Rick Allen affected them.
Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield to Lead Eddie Money Tribute Show
February concert also features George Thorogood, John Waite and Mickey Thomas, with more to be announced.
Robert Plant Might Use Podcasts to Release Unheard Music
Singer reflects on “double-edged sword” experience of talking about his songs in ‘Digging Deep’ shows.
Ozzy Osbourne Reveals ‘Ordinary Man’ Album Details
February release features guest appearances from Elton John and Slash, with Duff McKagan and Chad Smith.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s Elton John Collaboration ‘Ordinary Man’
Title track from February album also features Slash.
The Battle for Van Halen’s ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)’
‘Balance’ track was high on the charts in 1995, but not as high as Sammy Hagar believed Eddie Van Halen was.
Queen to Be Subject of New British Postal Stamp
Royal Mail plans to mark band’s 50th anniversary with July issue.