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.
Why Dave Mustaine Ignores Clause in His Record Contract
Megadeth leader explains why he’s writing more songs than required for the band’s 16th album.
Vinnie Vincent Doubted Himself Too Much for Comeback Shows, Says Singer
Jim Crean, who was lined up to front Kiss guitarist’s two shows, shares his theory about why they were canceled.
Introducing Motley Crue’s Early Mystery Man, Greg Leon
Early guitarist can be seen in ‘The Dirt’ being fired by Mick Mars, but there’s much more to his story.
Vince Neil’s Struggle to Cope With Daughter Skylar’s Death
Aggressive cancer took four-year-old Skylar while singer fought with ex bandmates and estranged wife.
Duff McKagan Says He Took Control of Panic Attacks
Guns N’ Roses bassist recalls turning his “greatest weakness” into a “teachable moment.”
How Stevie Nicks Learned to ’Stuff’ Poetry Into Songs
Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash albums provided early influence.
Fleetwood Mac Split With Lindsey Buckingham Was ‘Only Route’
Christine McVie says reactivation of feud with Steve Nicks led band to fear a total breakup.
Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Expected to Fully Recover’ From Stroke
Veteran plans return to work after being moved from hospital to rehabilitiation center.
Lenny Kravitz Recalls ‘Fluid’ Studio Experience With Slash
Former schoolmates wrote “Always on the Run” after Guns N’ Roses guitarist was allowed only one take on “Fields of Joy” solo.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Responds to Oscar Criticism
John Ottman admits he hates sequence that caused complaints with 60 cuts in two minutes.
Slipknot Split With Percussionist Chris Fehn
Lineup change follows launch of legal action over financial dispute.
How Queen Rescued Kansas From a Lousy Opening Spot
Phil Ehart recalls the ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ road trip in 1974, which left them unhappy until they spoke to Brian May.