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.
Kaleidoscope Co-Founder Chris Darrow Dead at 75
Psychedelic and country-rock pioneer worked with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt, Leonard Cohen and others.
Rush Music Sales Rise by More Than 2,000 Percent
Neil Peart’s death means albums and songs are expected to return to charts.
Bret Michaels to Undergo Skin Cancer Surgery
Poison singer aims for “awesome” year despite health setback.
Mark Knopfler Remembers the Real Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits frontman says only “three or four” people saw London pub show despite “fictitious” claims.
Kirk Hammett Recording With Fleetwood Mac Ex Peter Green
Book and music project to arrive this year.
Queen and Alice Cooper to Play Fire Fight Australia Concert
February event is already sold out, with profits going to disaster relief efforts.
Mike Portnoy Kept Neil Peart’s Cancer Secret for Two Years
Former Dream Theater drummer knew Rush member was severely ill, but had to remain quiet.
Neil Peart: Family Man
From his parents to the tragedy of his first family and the creation of his second, late Rush drummer lived for his relatives.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s Elton John Collaboration ‘Ordinary Man’
Title track from February album also features Slash.
The Battle for Van Halen’s ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)’
‘Balance’ track was high on the charts in 1995, but not as high as Sammy Hagar believed Eddie Van Halen was.
Tool’s ’10,000 Days’ Is Now 5,000 Days Old: What’s Happened Since?
A look back at the band’s 13-year journey from fourth to fifth album ... and beyond.
Queen to Be Subject of New British Postal Stamp
Royal Mail plans to mark band’s 50th anniversary with July issue.