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.
Elton John Says His Parents’ Arguments Led to ‘Big Spender’ Habit
He remembers finding “solace in inanimate objects” while feeling safe in his bedroom as a child.
40 Years Ago: Foreigner Release ‘Urgent’ Single
First single from ‘4’ was created by Mick Jones and Mutt Lange with help from a demo by Thomas Dolby.
Keith Richards and Noel Gallagher Compared Bad Bandmates
Rolling Stones guitarist asked Oasis counterpart which of their singers was a “bigger c---”.
Why Steve Hackett Expected Genesis to Fire Him After First Show
Guitarist says debut performance was “complete disaster,” partly because Phil Collins was drunk.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Focus for Eddie Tribute Show
He says future event will be all about late guitarist rather than his band.
Jim Morrison’s Fame Led Dad to Offer Resignation From U.S. Navy
Doors legend's sister recalls how flag officer feared counterculture connection might “upset the apple cart” with his commanding superiors.
Steve Lukather: Eddie Van Halen ‘Misinterpreted’ by Guitarists
Toto founder says his friend of 40 years was upset by shredding craze.
Small Venues Still at Risk as COVID Cash Fails to Arrive
“Not a single penny” released five months after Save Our Stages bill was passed.
Neil Finn Would ‘Gladly Step Aside’ for Lindsey Buckingham
Crowded House leader recalls “bolt out of nowhere” invitation from Mick Fleetwood to join Fleetwood Mac.
Wolfgang Van Halen Can’t Watch His ‘Distance’ Video
Song was written as he anticipated a future without his dad, Eddie Van Halen.