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.
Cher Sues Sonny Bono’s Widow in Royalties Dispute
Million-dollar suit filed after Mary Bono ends contracts despite divorce deal.
Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones Recalls Refusing to Join Rolling Stones
Singer reflects on what Brian Jones told him that predicted future “sad story.”
How Dave Grohl Began Getting Over Kurt Cobain’s Death
Nirvana drummer remembers “huge moment” with hitchhiker that led to Foo Fighters success.
Tears for Fears LP Started as Alcohol Took Roland Orzabal’s Wife
He admits “ignorance and stupidity” contributed to her death.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New LP With John Frusciante ‘Nearly Done’
Chad Smith hails “magic” that returned guitarist has brought to the studio.
Paul McCartney’s Deal With John Lennon Kept George Harrison ‘Out’
Early agreement about songwriting resulted in frustration detailed in ‘Get Back’ documentary.
Robert Trujillo Recalls Opening for ‘Kind’ Metallica
Bassist toured with his future bandmates in 1993.
Rolling Stones Producer Never Knew Why Charlie Watts Was a Member
Chris Kimsey recalls learning that drummer “was not like the others.”
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.
When Zakk Wylde’s Joke Became a Grammy-Winning Ozzy Osbourne Song
Guitarist recalls how comedic riff turned into “I Don’t Want to Change the World.”
Watch Ohio State Marching Band’s Tribute to Rush
Ohio State players cover classic tracks during half-time show, leaving band “speechless.”
Paul McCartney Finds Radio Play He Wrote With John Lennon
He says ‘Pilchard’ drama is “about the Messiah, actually.”