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.
Why Kiss Always Supported Their Support Acts
Gene Simmons says his band avoided being “assholes” to rising stars AC/DC, Rush, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and others.
Bruce Springsteen’s Message of Hope in Pandemic
The Boss predicts positive future and says there’s “no shame” in weakening while “looking into something that is gonna f--- me up.”
1,300 Concert Venues Team Up to Fight for COVID-19 Survival
#SaveOurStages organizers fear half their members can’t last three months, as first U.S. drive-in tour is announced.
‘Live and Let Die’ Plays as Trump Tours Mask Factory Without Mask
Guns N’ Roses version of Bond theme piped through PA while president ignores coronavirus guidelines.
Jimmy Page’s Partner Reveals Their Quiet Home Life
Poet Scarlett Sabet said she was aware of Led Zeppelin icon’s “dark reputation” when they met.
COVID-19 Roundup: Mick Jagger to Sing for India
Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Sting, Sammy Hagar, John Fogerty and David Byrne react to coronavirus pandemic.
Jack Osbourne: COVID-19 Isn’t Bat ‘Revenge Plot’ on Ozzy Osbourne
Singer’s son sums up determination to keep his dad safe during coronavirus pandemic.
How Steve Miller Saved ‘Jet Airliner’ From Obscurity
He recalls reshaping angry, unreleased song into Top 10 hit.
How Steve Perry Came Up with Journey’s Hit ‘Who’s Crying Now’
Singer and keyboardist Jonathan Cain finished song soon after they’d met.
When Eddie Van Halen’s ‘SNL’ Guest Spot Didn’t Go as Planned
Unplanned appearance that went perfectly in dress rehearsal left him “upset,” G.E. Smith recalled.
Why Jon Bon Jovi Won’t Play Super Bowl Halftime Show
Singer says he has “no desire” to take part in gala performance after refusing once and missing out once.
COVID-19 Roundup: Hospital Plays Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ as Patients Leave
Steve Perry, Duff McKagan, Bumblefoot, Peter Gabriel and others react to pandemic.