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.
55 Years Ago: Rock ’n’ Roll Fireball Alan Freed Dies
Vanguard of the rock ’n’ roll revolution ended up as a payola pariah.
Mark Knopfler Remembers the Real Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits frontman says only “three or four” people saw London pub show despite “fictitious” claims.
Bret Michaels to Undergo Skin Cancer Surgery
Poison singer aims for “awesome” year despite health setback.
Elton John Says ‘Diva’ Reputation Came From Drugs
He describes first use of cocaine as “worst decision of my life.”
When Will Ferrell Nearly Pretended to be Prince at Golden Globes
Actor thought of jumping up when real winner was nowhere to be found in 2007.
Neil Peart: Family Man
From his parents to the tragedy of his first family and the creation of his second, late Rush drummer lived for his relatives.
David Lee Roth Says Eddie Van Halen Is ‘Not Doing Well’
Singer “officially apologizes” for success of band’s first seven years.
The Battle for Van Halen’s ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)’
‘Balance’ track was high on the charts in 1995, but not as high as Sammy Hagar believed Eddie Van Halen was.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s Elton John Collaboration ‘Ordinary Man’
Title track from February album also features Slash.
Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield to Lead Eddie Money Tribute Show
February concert also features George Thorogood, John Waite and Mickey Thomas, with more to be announced.