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.
‘Severely Ill’ Axl Rose Refuses to Cancel Guns N’ Roses Show
Abu Dhabi set cut short to 16 songs after frontman tells fans, “I’ve been throwing up for about the last five hours.”
The Metallica Effect: How ‘Garage Inc.’ Affected the Bands They Covered
Released 20 years ago, the tribute LP impacted thrash giants’ influences in different ways.
Eric Clapton Fears for Young Musicians After Avicii’s Death
Slowhand explains why he put house track on his Christmas album.
30 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Go Live with ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’
Recorded over five nights in New York, this fan-splitting album attempted to illustrate the band's sound with David Gilmour at the helm.
Freddie Mercury Told Biographer He Felt ‘Imprisoned’ by Fame
Author recalls Queen icon’s desire for “anonymity and normality.”
What Ian Gillan Learned From Joining Black Sabbath for One Album
Deep Purple singer reflects on high points of wilderness-era 'Born Again' LP.
Alex Lifeson and Todd Rundgren Guest on New John Mayall Album
Veteran will be 85 when 'Nobody Told Me' is released in February.
Charvel Guitar Workshop Destroyed in California Fire
Michael Charvel vows to get back in business after six family members lose homes.
Stevie Nicks Recalls Prince’s Surprise Appearance on ‘Stand Back’
She invited him for studio visit to hear track he’d inspired, but didn’t expect him to show up, never mind record.
Watch Elton John’s Reputed $6.5 Million Commercial
U.K. chain John Lewis release two-minute TV ad for holiday season.
How Dire Straits’ ‘Walk of Life’ Was Influenced by Photo and Accordion
Mark Knopfler recalls inspirations behind classic track from 'Brothers in Arms.'
Why Beatles Insiders Kept Silent for Years
Apple Corps executive who was present at final rooftop concert explains delay over discussing the moment.