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.
Micky Dolenz Recalls Nearly Becoming the Fonz
Monkees star is glad Henry Winkler won timeless TV role after ‘Happy Days’ creator chose between them.
Dave Mustaine Recalls Getting Caught Up in Irish Troubles
Megadeth had to be escorted out of town in bulletproof bus after onstage gaffe in 1988.
Why Kirk Hammett Can’t Quit Metallica
Guitarist explains why there would be no point in trying to escape band’s legacy.
Jimmy Page on Panned Led Zeppelin Show: ‘Maybe They Were Stoned’
Guitarist offers five reasons why 1971 California concert "wasn't a very good communion."
Eddie Money’s Guitarist Says He’s Owed $1.5 Million
John Nelson files court papers against late singer’s estate.
How Bruce Dickinson Helped Dave Mustaine Deal With Cancer
Megadeth leader called Iron Maiden frontman for advice after being diagnosed with similar illness.
Was Warrant’s ‘Cherry Pie’ Video as Sexist as It Seemed?
Notorious it may be, but the clip helped the band reach its height.
How the Metallica Movie ‘Some Kind of Monster’ Lucked Out
Lars Ulrich explains why 2004 film managed to connect with so many people.
Adrian Smith Recalls Getting on Iron Maiden’s Nerves
Returned guitarist says he struggled with ‘No Prayer for the Dying’ material before leaving the band.
Ace Frehley Confused by People Who Call Him an Influence
Former Kiss guitarist also recalls doubts over covering Beatles classic “I’m Down" in exclusive interview.
Mick Jagger Admits the Rolling Stones Have Been ‘Lazy’
Singer cites example of lost ‘Goats Head Soup’ tracks and also says people should take his quotes with “pinch of salt.”
How Roger Dean Accidentally Named a Yes Album
Band was “bemused” when artist presented his cover design for ‘Heaven & Earth.’