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.
Steve Perry’s First Journey Song Was About Him, but He Didn’t Know
Singer recalls writing “Patiently” in hotel room with Neal Schon hours after he’d met the band that would change his life.
Watch Flea’s 13-Minute Bass and Trumpet Solo
Red Hot Chili Pepper performs for climate change organization in San Francisco.
K.K. Downing Knows Why He Wasn’t Asked to Rejoin Judas Priest
Former guitarist blamed “angrier” resignation letter that followed his original quit notice.
Mark Knopfler Announces New Album, ‘Down the Road Wherever’
Dire Straits leader’s ninth solo LP arrives in November.
Mike Campbell Predicts Heartbreakers Will Return
Guitarist looks forward to 'Wildflowers' tribute show with guest singers.
Rami Malek’s Privacy Lesson From Playing Freddie Mercury
'Boheman Rhapsody' star’s approach to anonymity reinforced by playing Queen legend.
Kiss Solo Albums Gathered in Limited Edition Box Set
Four-disc collection marks 40th anniversary of same-day releases.
John Corabi Recalls Month as Motley Crue’s Fifth Member
He’d been invited to stay on after VInce Neil returned, but “it just kind of stopped” after four weeks.
Tom Petty’s Widow Hopes Fans Don’t Think Greed Is Behind Archive Releases
Dana says there’s more music to come, but it’s out of a desire to share late husband’s work.
Smashing Pumpkins to ‘Start Unloading the Archives’
Band says it has hundreds of unheard songs to release.
Why Graham Nash Didn’t Want Neil Young in His Band
He recalls unhappiness at lineup change suggestion until future colleagues bonded over breakfast.
Charles Manson Put Paul McCartney Off ‘Helter Skelter’
He avoided playing the Beatles’ heaviest song for years after cult leader adopted it.