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.
How Billy Gibbons Named ZZ Top
Band leader was inspired by posters that filled band’s hangout room.
Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Peter Frampton in New Randy Bachman Film
Documentary will be aired on March 26 on digital platforms and released on DVD.
Pete Townshend Announces First Novel
Who guitarist’s ’The Age of Anxiety’ is described as “cultured, witty and unreliable” and a tie-in music release will follow.
Brian May Hated the ‘Vitriol and Dishonesty’ Surrounding Oscars
Queen guitarist slams “vindictive sickness” that shocked him into silence despite ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ success.
Woodstock Co-Founder Denies Anniversary Event Is in Trouble
Michael Lang responds to claims that lack of lineup announcement indicates financial problems.
When Jerry Lee Lewis Was Accused of Planning to Shoot Elvis Presley
Attempted final meeting between two old friends went spectacularly wrong in 1976.
Paul Stanley on His Voice: ‘You Aren’t Who You Once Were’
Kiss frontman explains what he does to keep voice in shape, and comments on his band’s farewell tour stage set.
The Song Steve Miller Wrote to Kick Pink Floyd ‘In the Butt’
He recalls how plans for a 1975 Knebworth festival appearance came together just as he’d hoped.
Paul Rodgers Recalls Surprise Success of ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’
Bad Company frontman says song was written quite easily and he wasn’t prepared for the love it received.
Neal Schon to Complete New Album This Year
Guitarist’s schedule includes Journey, Journey Through Time and third band shows on top of ‘Universe’ release.
Sammy Hagar to Take Time Off if Michael Anthony Rejoins Van Halen
Singer says he’ll put the Circle on hold for bassist if reunion takes place.
Jeff Lynne Wrote ELO’s First Hit to Prove a Point to His Dad
Band leader recalls criticism that led to the creation of “Can’t Get It Out of My Head.”