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.
45 Years Ago: ‘All the President’s Men’ Becomes an Unlikely Blockbuster
Robert Redford wasn’t interested in following the kind of backstage drama seen in dark modern-era political sagas.
The INXS Pub Tour That ‘Burst Its Own Bubble’
Andrew Farriss recalls ‘90s decision to stop doing what the industry expected of them.
Eric Bloom Won’t Have ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ at His Funeral
Blue Oyster Cult frontman looks back at his band’s best and worst albums.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Hear Unreleased Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Song ‘Ivory Tower’
Video tells story of track that didn’t make cut for ‘Deja Vu’ but appears on upcoming deluxe version.
Watch Long-Lost FIlm of John Lennon in New ‘Look at Me’ Video
Ex-Beatle and wife Yoko Ono revealed at work in 1968 for ‘Plastic Ono Band’ box set.
Brian May and Roger Taylor Recall Chances to Quit Queen
Pre-fame guitarist was invited to join Sparks while drummer was linked to Genesis.
San Francisco Musicians in Line for Guaranteed Income
Test program aims to help rebuild arts industry after pandemic, following positive results from previous experiment.
When Kiss Made Their National TV Debut
Paul Stanley never forgot impact of performing on Dick Clark’s ‘In Concert’ show in 1974.
Listen to Elton John’s First Song with Bernie Taupin
Piano icon released “Scarecrow” to mark his 74th birthday and collaborators’ shared history.