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 the Byrds Helped David Byrne Move Away From Folk Music
Talking Heads frontman recalls the band’s early influence, followed by David Bowie and the Velvet Underground.
Elton John ‘Put the Hours In’ to Get Noticed For Cocaine Use
Singer reflected on his career during ‘Rocketman’ virtual watch party.
Meat Loaf Thanks Bob Kulick For ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Success
Singer says late guitarist’s help in making album a hit “can never be repaid.”
Record Labels Blackout to Protest Against Killing of George Floyd
“The show must be paused” message to be supported by day of “disconnect from work” on June 2.
The Struggle to Bring Michael McDonald Into the Doobie Brothers
Patrick Simmons recalls coming up with a solution to missing-frontman problem in 1975 - but no one else seemed enthusiastic.
David Crosby and Joe Walsh to Play Joe Biden Fundraiser Show
Virtual concert titled ‘Rock Out on a Night In’ also stars Sheryl Crow and others.
Neil Finn, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie Launch Song for Homeless
Fleetwood Mac bandmates guest on Finn’s fundraising song “Find Your Way Back Home.”
Neil Young to Tackle Bootleggers With Official Versions
Master tape recordings will arrive with “ripped-off” artwork from illegal releases.
How Paul McCartney Helped Jimmy Buffett Make His New Album
First LP in seven years came after Macca offered “good feedback.”
Michael Sweet Recalls ‘Short-Lived’ Stint With Boston
Stryper frontman says he was “shocked” to be asked to replace Brad Delp in 2007.