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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Label Didn’t Want Them to Release ‘Free Bird’
Rickey Medlocke recalls behind-the-scenes discussions about what became signature track.
Neil Young’s Bid to Become American Citizen Blocked
Delay blamed on doubts over “good moral character” as a result of his marijuana use.
Roger Taylor Talked Taylor Hawkins Out of Joining Guns N’ Roses
Foo Fighters drummer recalls advice from Queen counterpart when late ‘90s invitation came.
Ric Ocasek’s Wife Responds to Being Left Out of His Will
Paulina Porizkova says her tributes to late Cars singer came after she’d discovered his wishes.
Ozzy Osbourne’s New ‘Ordinary Man’ LP Band Includes Duff McKagan, Chad Smith
Duff McKagan and Chad Smith serve as the rhythm section throughout singer's first new album in nearly a decade.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls Cash Fears in His Early Solo Years
Briefcase of show money was handcuffed to his wrist as he and Sharon tried to avoid being ripped off.
Why Flea Removed ‘Best Parts’ From His Memoir
Red Hot Chill Peppers bassist decided to avoid “shock value” stories in book that ends as the band begins.
Kiss Have Spoken to All Former Members About Final Show
Manager Doc McGhee says band hopes to overcome challenges for “important” last concert.
Rob Halford Wants Judas Priest Tour With Iron Maiden
Singer recalls healthy rivalry between the British bands in the ‘80s.
Why Robert Plant ‘Can’t Relate’ to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Anymore
Led Zeppelin singer still admires classic song’s construction, but isn’t sure of his own contribution.
Kiss Reveal 75 New 2020 ‘End of the Road’ Tour Dates
North American, South American and European shows announced for 2020, along with tenth Kiss Kruise details.
Dave Matthews Feels ‘Unqualified’ for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Band leader reflects on “bizarre” nomination on first year of being eligible but likes appearing among varied list of artists.