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.
20 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Return With ‘The Wicker Man’
Six-piece lineup stated its intentions with first single from ‘Brave New World’ a year after Bruce Dickinson’s return.
How Paul McCartney Helped Jimmy Buffett Make His New Album
First LP in seven years came after Macca offered “good feedback.”
Neil Young to Tackle Bootleggers With Official Versions
Master tape recordings will arrive with “ripped-off” artwork from illegal releases.
Paul Stanley Says ‘We Have to Be Better’ After George Floyd Death
Kiss frontman reacts to “cold-blooded murder” that led to street violence in Minneapolis.
Neil Finn, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie Launch Song for Homeless
Fleetwood Mac bandmates guest on Finn’s fundraising song “Find Your Way Back Home.”
Alice Cooper Considers What His Biopic Would Be Like
He says there’s a strong story in the fact that he “did not appeal to everybody” - and wants Johnny Depp to play lead role.
COVID-19 Roundup: Led Zeppelin Stage ‘Celebration Day’ Watch Party
Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews also respond to pandemic.
The Struggle to Bring Michael McDonald Into the Doobie Brothers
Patrick Simmons recalls coming up with a solution to missing-frontman problem in 1975 - but no one else seemed enthusiastic.
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.
Joe Walsh Becomes Public Radio DJ
Eagles guitarist chooses to host show on station that “serves the community I live in.”
Listen to Eric Clapton’s Unreleased Duet With B.B. King
“Rollin’ and Tumblin’” is one of two tracks added to ‘Riding With the King’ for reissue.
Hear Tommy Shaw Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’
Styx frontman says archive track found “new purpose” during coronavirus lockdown.