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.
How Stevie Nicks Learned to ’Stuff’ Poetry Into Songs
Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash albums provided early influence.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Working on New Album
Johnny Van Zant says LP to follow farewell tour is effectively “in the can.”
Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Expected to Fully Recover’ From Stroke
Veteran plans return to work after being moved from hospital to rehabilitiation center.
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Weighs In on Backing Tracks Debate
Guitarist says it’s fine to use pre-recorded audio for live shows in certain circumstances.
Brian May, David Byrne, Trent Reznor Named Among Rock Hall Induction Speakers
Full list of presenters named for class of 2019 including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, the Cure and Radiohead.
How Billy Idol Risked His Sight for ‘Eyes Without a Face’
The singer was bandaged up for two days while his corneas healed.
Roger Daltrey Explains Why Pete Townshend Smashed Guitars
Who frontman says trademark stage performance “was not about the visual.”
Dave Davies Didn’t Think ‘You Really Got Me’ Amp Stunt Would Work
Kinks guitarist recalls doubts over cutting holes in speaker cone that led to iconic sound.
Queen and Adam Lambert Documentary to Air in April
Two-hour production ‘The Show Must Go On’ follows singer’s rise to fame with Brian May and Roger Taylor.