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 the Byrds Reunited for Roy Orbison, Complete With Bob Dylan
Appearance from 1990 came after Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby lost court battle for band name.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls Cocaine Trip With Lemmy Kilmister
Shows with Motorhead were canceled after the pair indulged for a week.
Neil Young Planning Crazy Horse ‘Barn Tour’
He recently told fans “don’t expect anything” in terms of shows.
How John Oates Escaped the Trap of Rock Star Excess
Hall & Oates star recalls how he escaped trappings of excess to focus on making music.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Start Shooting ‘Help!’
Second movie work began as Fab Four began to realize how desperate they were for a new direction.
40 Years Ago: Air Supply Rewrite ‘All Out of Love’ for U.S. Chart Bid
Label boss Clive Davis insisted original Australian version wouldn’t work in the States.
The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’ Album
Listen to “The Drift” from April LP ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown.”
Watch Boxer Tyson Fury Sing ‘American Pie’ After Heavyweight Title Win
British champion celebrates with signature track after victory over Deontay Wilder.
How Ozzy Osbourne Accidentally Called the Cops on Himself
Story of trying to snort a large bowl of cocaine as officers approached Bel Air house inspired new song “It’s a Raid.”
How Tony Iommi Learned to Write Heavy Music
Black Sabbath guitarist credits hash and acting with helping to develop his approach.
Don Dokken Expects Surgery ‘Trauma’ to Last a Year
Not playing guitar is his “biggest sadness,” but he says his health is improving every day.
Elton John, Michael McDonald, Peter Frampton Recordings Lost or Damaged in Archive Fire
Universal lists 19 artists whose material was affected by 2008 blaze.