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.
When Bon Scott Helped Out Struggling Def Leppard
Joe Elliott recalls what he learned during 1979 support tour.
Blue Oyster Cult Hit Upset Drummer Albert Bouchard’s Girlfriend
She thought “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was his way of saying he wanted to break up.
Rolling Stones Producer Never Knew Why Charlie Watts Was a Member
Chris Kimsey recalls learning that drummer “was not like the others.”
Watch Ohio State Marching Band’s Tribute to Rush
Ohio State players cover classic tracks during half-time show, leaving band “speechless.”
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.
35 Years Ago: Cliff Burton’s Final Metallica Show
Rising stars had enjoyed a positive day before the bus crash that changed everything.
Rick Rubin Regrets ‘Weird’ Time Working on AC/DC’s ‘Ballbreaker’
Producer says “dream-come-true” experience collapsed over studio choice.
‘You Ain’t the First’ Became Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Drunken Pirate Song’
They tracked “You Ain’t the First” after a boozy afternoon, despite producer trying to send them home.
Is Deep Purple’s New Album Called ‘Turning to Crime’?
Countdown teaser reaches zero on Oct. 6.