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.
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Guest With Billy Joel
Singer joins Piano Man for “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” and “Big Shot” at Madison Square Garden.
Ozzy Osbourne Album Could Have Gone ‘Sideways in a Hot Second’ Says Duff McKagan
Guns N’ Roses bassist recalled experience of writing and tracking new LP in four days.
35 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Release Second No. 1, ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’
Kevin Cronin struggled with song for 10 years and hated its title, but it became a classic power ballad.
David Lee Roth Recalls ‘Furniture’ Call From David Bowie
Van Halen frontman knew his friend’s life had changed forever.
Watch Joey Kramer Being Refused Entry to Aerosmith Rehearsal
Drummer tells security staff members they’re just doing their job.
The Night the Rolling Stones Met the Beatles
Bill Wyman shares memory of looking up during show and seeing “four silhouetted leather-clad persons” in crowd.
Queen Become First Band on U.K. Coin
50th anniversary collectables designed by fan who works at Royal Mint.
Neil Peart’s Life ‘Ended the Way He Wanted’ Says Friend
Donna Halper, who helped Rush get their U.S. record deal, hails late drummer’s bravery.
Phil Collins Recalls Offering to Quit Genesis to Join the Who
Drummer tells of being beaten to Keith Moon’s job by Kenney Jones and complex practical joke George Harrison played on him.
55 Years Ago: Charlie Watts Publishes ‘Ode to a Highflying Bird’
Rolling Stones drummer paid tribute to his jazz hero in handmade work.
Bret Michaels to Undergo Skin Cancer Surgery
Poison singer aims for “awesome” year despite health setback.
Mark Knopfler Remembers the Real Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits frontman says only “three or four” people saw London pub show despite “fictitious” claims.