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 Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.
Joe Elliott Recalls Five-Month Struggle to Save His Voice
Def Leppard singer says his doctor mentioned retirement in 2016.
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.
Ratt’s ‘Round and Round’ Returns to Top 20 Thanks to TV Ad
“Ratt problem” commercial has aired more than 10,000 times in two months.
Neil Peart’s Death Took Away Alex Lifeson’s Motivation
Rush guitarist knows his desire to play will return, but doubts he and Geddy Lee will reunite.
35 Years Ago: James Bond Hits Midlife Crisis in ’A View to a Kill’
Roger Moore was old, too old, when he made his final appearance as 007 in 1985.
Roger Daltrey Refuses COVID-19 Advice to Lock Himself Indoors
The Who singer says people “can’t wrap ourselves in cotton wool” despite being in a high-risk demographic.
See Roger Waters Play Lockdown Version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Mother’
Video features members of his band performing from home.
How Kiss Fought Off Bad Record Label Advice to Create ‘Forever’
Frontman didn’t like the assumptions made about Michael Bolton’s co-writing credit.
Listen to an AC/DC Song Written by Artificial Intelligence
YouTuber creates “Great Balls” after processing band’s lyrics through computer.