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 Stevie Nicks Learned to ’Stuff’ Poetry Into Songs
Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash albums provided early influence.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Working on New Album
Johnny Van Zant says LP to follow farewell tour is effectively “in the can.”
David Bowie’s First ‘Starman’ Demo Up For Auction
A friend of guitarist Mick Ronson marked this 1971 recording as “rehearsal tape,” then forgot he had it.
Rob Halford Says Judas Priest Story Would Make Great Biopic
Singer points out similarities between himself and Freddie Mercury after ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ success.
Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney Tour Manager Gerry Stickells Dies
Veteran roadie, known as “Uncle Grumpy,” credited with having created the modern touring industry.
Pete Townshend Announces First Novel
Who guitarist’s ’The Age of Anxiety’ is described as “cultured, witty and unreliable” and a tie-in music release will follow.
When Jerry Lee Lewis Was Accused of Planning to Shoot Elvis Presley
Attempted final meeting between two old friends went spectacularly wrong in 1976.
The Song Steve Miller Wrote to Kick Pink Floyd ‘In the Butt’
He recalls how plans for a 1975 Knebworth festival appearance came together just as he’d hoped.
Watch the First Clip of Frank Zappa Hologram
Projection of late icon reacts to censorship after Ticketmaster objects to tour artwork.
Sammy Hagar to Take Time Off if Michael Anthony Rejoins Van Halen
Singer says he’ll put the Circle on hold for bassist if reunion takes place.