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.
No Beatles, No Oasis: The Best Joke in ‘Yesterday’
New movie deletes the Gallaghers’ band from a world without the Fab Four - but what’s the real connection between the two bands?
Gibson Guitar Brand Sues Competitor Dean
Allegations laid over instrument shapes and trademarks.
Brian May Explains Difference Between Adam Lambert and Paul Rodgers
Guitarist celebrates younger singer’s abilities and explains why stint with Free frontman had to end.
Guns N’ Roses Announce New U.S. Tour Dates
Not in This Lifetime road trip returns from September to November, including intimate Las Vegas shows.
Mick Fleetwood Regrets Going Public With Band Dramas
Fleetwood Mac co-founder accepts they “asked for that trouble” that overshadowed their music for years.
Watch ‘Hey Jude’ Become ‘Hey Dude’ in Beatles Movie ‘Yesterday’
Ed Sheeran suggests name change in world where the Fab Four have been forgotten except by one man.
How the Eagles’ ‘Those Shoes’ Was Inspired by Jazz and Joe Walsh
Don Felder recalls wanting to tie in Miles Davis and talkbox for dueling effect on track from ‘The Long Run.’
Carlos Santana Says He’s Been Accused of ‘Career Suicide’ Many Times
Guitarist argues that his main interest is in learning, and wants to keep “being vulnerable.”
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘Panama,’ Their Last David Lee Roth-Era Hit
It’s about a car, or perhaps a stripper, or both – but the third single from ‘1984’ marked the pinnacle of the band’s world dominance.
Paul Rodgers Recalls First Time Free Played ‘All Right Now’
Signature song went down so well they had to play it twice.