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.
Metallica and San Francisco Symphony to Play Together Again
September concert will mark 20th anniversary of ’S&M’ album.
Fleetwood Mac Split With Lindsey Buckingham Was ‘Only Route’
Christine McVie says reactivation of feud with Steve Nicks led band to fear a total breakup.
Lenny Kravitz Recalls ‘Fluid’ Studio Experience With Slash
Former schoolmates wrote “Always on the Run” after Guns N’ Roses guitarist was allowed only one take on “Fields of Joy” solo.
Slipknot Split With Percussionist Chris Fehn
Lineup change follows launch of legal action over financial dispute.
How Queen Rescued Kansas From a Lousy Opening Spot
Phil Ehart recalls the ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ road trip in 1974, which left them unhappy until they spoke to Brian May.
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Weighs In on Backing Tracks Debate
Guitarist says it’s fine to use pre-recorded audio for live shows in certain circumstances.
Tommy Lee Never ‘Tainted by Ugliness’ Says Machine Gun Kelly
‘The Dirt’ actor reveals how his appreciation of drummer increased as they made Motley Crue biopic.
How David Gilmour Wound Up Mixing Jimi Hendrix’s Live Sound
Pink Floyd icon took on last-minute job at Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
Geezer Butler ‘Went Nuts’ After Black Sabbath Retired
Bassist recalls how he stopped enjoying retirement, which led to joining Deadland Ritual.
David Bowie’s First ‘Starman’ Demo Up For Auction
A friend of guitarist Mick Ronson marked this 1971 recording as “rehearsal tape,” then forgot he had it.
Lou Gramm to Release Six Songs He Started in the ‘80s
Material written for ex Foreigner singer’s solo albums will arrive in the coming months.