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.
How Stevie Nicks Almost Died Filming a Video for ‘Stand Back’
As they entered the MTV era, artists were ignorant of the old TV adage about never working with animals.
Why Freddie Mercury Kept Buying Paintings in His Final Days
Mainstay of British rock industry recalls his time with Queen icon, the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
How Bob Ezrin Re-Wrote ‘Beth’ to Get Girls to Like Kiss
Producer says band members were like Lee Marvin's character in 'The Wild One' but needed to be more like Marlon Brando's.
When Poison’s New Guitarist Gave Them Their Last Hit, ‘Stand’
Lead single from 1993's 'Native Tongue' saved Richie Kotzen's blown audition.
Ian Anderson’s Big Regret Over Frank Zappa
Jethro Tull leader was too embarrassed to speak to dying artist: "Each time I hung up in panic."
Twisted Sister to Reunite for One-Off Awards Show
Surviving members will perform at Metal Hall of Fame induction six years after split.
Peter Frampton to Record Live TV Concert
Event announcement comes after he vowed to keep fighting debilitating illness at end of farewell tour.
Why Iggy Pop Resisted Being Given a Grammy
He relented in 2020, noting, “society met me halfway."
Steve Perry Reportedly Drops Journey Trademark Claim
Neal Schon celebrates cancelation of petition: “Now we can talk as we were.”
Iggy Pop Names His Favorite Song from ‘Raw Power’
Singer recalls pushing album to completion despite knowing the Stooges were coming to an end.
Watch Billy Idol Unveil His Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
He reflects on his career and also suggests his story about first hearing "Mony Mony" story isn’t strictly true.
Robert Plant Feels Like a ‘Voyeur’ Over ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Led Zeppelin icon notes he’s "not in guitar shops being told not to do" the signature track.
When Joe Lynn Turner Ended Up With Egg on His Head
Singer laughs over his mom’s desperate attempt to save his hair from falling out as a kid.
The ‘Low Pressure’ Route to Iggy Pop’s ‘Every Loser’
Rock icon and producer Andrew Watt discuss the origin of new album.
When John Bonham Lost His Hat in Led Zeppelin’s Plane Toilet
Robert Plant recalls result of technician's error aboard their Starship aircraft.
Why John Lennon Envied Paul McCartney’s Songwriting
Former aide recalls living with Lennon after the Beatles split.