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.
55 Years Ago: Charlie Watts Publishes ‘Ode to a Highflying Bird’
Rolling Stones drummer paid tribute to his jazz hero in handmade work.
Rush Music Sales Rise by More Than 2,000 Percent
Neil Peart’s death means albums and songs are expected to return to charts.
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.
Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John Duet Makes Sharon Osbourne Cry
She says she can’t listen to “Ordinary Man” all the way through.
Listen to Unreleased Live Version of Cream’s ‘Crossroads’
Performance from 1968 included on upcoming ‘Goodbye Tour Live’ box set.
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.
Richard Fortus Watched Another Band During Guns N’ Roses Show
Guitarist was keeping up with Tame Impala’s set during his band’s show at Austin City Limits.
Bruce Dickinson Joins the Royal Air Force
Iron Maiden singer becomes honorary group captain and plans to join service sword fencing team.
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.