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.
When Bruce Springsteen First Heard Himself on the Radio
The Boss recalls moment of “shock and ecstasy” as he confirms plans to tour with the E Street Band.
Paul McCartney Won’t Release His ‘Eleanor Rigby’-Style Songs
But he says it’s “fun” to create a character and tell their story to music.
Foo Fighters Postpone Show After COVID Infection
Los Angeles concert to be rescheduled while Buckcherry call off eight tour dates as infections ramp up again.
Pete Townshend Fears New Who Music Will Miss ‘Mood of the Moment’
Guitarist says their “old-fashioned” approach requires two years for album while younger artists release songs in weeks.
The Real Reason Alice Cooper, Dee Snider Broadway Duet Was Canned
Twisted Sister frontman says manager blocked “Luck Be a Lady” cover.
Is Iron Maiden’s New Album Called ‘Writing on the Wall’?
Evidence piles up that news will arrive by July 15.
Sebastian Bach Responds to Death of Johnny Solinger
Former Skid Row singer sends condolences, adding that news coverage gave him an “awkward” moment.
The ‘Awful’ End of Mick Jagger’s Memoir Project
Author recalls being “ghostwriter’s ghostwriter” before singer canceled lucrative deal.
Why Paul Stanley Didn’t Like the First Kiss Album
Frontman says sound and cover of 1974 debut were “not what I had in mind.”
David Crosby Losing Ability to Play Guitar
Singer-songwriter thinks he has about a year of performing left: “People get old and die. That’s how it works.”
Sammy Hagar’s Dad Taught Him ‘What Not to Do’
Singer pays tribute to late alcoholic father, who boxed to “make a living for his family.”
Night Ranger’s Last-Minute Name-Change Panic
Jack Blades recalls coming up with moniker solution - even though he wasn’t convinced himself.