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.
40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Brings ‘From the Inside’ Out of the Sanitarium
Shock rock icon’s 11th album marked change of approach after he’d been treated for alcoholism.
How Jim Morrison’s New York Moment Inspired ‘People Are Strange’
Ray Manzarek had his own version of how the Doors' classic song was written.
Kim Thayill Turns Off Soundgarden From the Radio
Guitarist prefers to control when he hears late bandmate Chris Cornell’s voice.
Watch Elton John’s Reputed $6.5 Million Commercial
U.K. chain John Lewis release two-minute TV ad for holiday season.
Trent Reznor’s Oscar Excitement Lasted Only 18 Hours
Nine Inch Nails frontman considered ending band in favor of soundtrack work.
How Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Bonded Over Their First Song
“Heartbreaker” helped create a partnership that’s lasted 40 years.
Ace Frehley Says It’s Easy to Get Kiss Alumni Together
Former guitarist explains recent studio collaborations with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer.
Listen to Smashing Pumpkins’ New Song ‘Knights of Malta’
Partial reunion lineup release opening track from 'Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1.'
Why Brian May Didn’t Want to Use ‘Tie Your Mother Down’
Queen guitarist recalls how he came up with classic track, and told Freddie Mercury it wouldn’t work.
Could Freddie Mercury Have Created ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Today?
Right-hand man doubts late Queen icon’s approach to working on music would be tolerated in the modern music industry.
Watch John Mellencamp’s New ‘Eyes on the Prize’ Video
Track appears on upcoming album 'Other People’s Stuff,' out next month.
Frank Zappa Talks About Holograms in Promo for Hologram Tour
Next year's road trip to feature former bandmates with guests including Steve Vai.