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.
Sting Says He’s a ‘Heavy Metal Singer’
He explains why it was essential to deliver Police songs in a high register.
ABBA Won’t Make Any More Music, Says Benny Andersson
Unfinished songs from comeback album ‘Voyage’ will never be completed.
When Eric Clapton Felt ‘Insulted’ by Eddie Van Halen, Brian May
They hoped Slowhand would enjoy his ’Star Fleet Project’ dedication - but he didn’t.
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.
Watch Wolfgang Van Halen Join Guns N’ Roses on Stage
He guests on “Paradise City” at end of Florida show.
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.