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.
Geezer Butler Recalls Being Fired From Black Sabbath by Bill Ward
Bassist says drummer dismissed him without consulting bandmates.
Why Tony Iommi Let Black Sabbath Choose Which Riffs to Use
Guitarist says he relates more to “Iron Man” than “Paranoid.”
How Axl Rose Wound Up in ‘Scooby-Doo’
Guns N’ Roses frontman was easy to work with, says showrunner.
How AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’ Left Brian Johnson ‘Heartbroken’
Singer recalls former bandmate’s negative reaction to first listen.
Watch Lost Fan Footage of Led Zeppelin in 1972
Clip from New Zealand show was forgotten for nearly 50 years before archivist added audio.
When Tom Morello Became a Stripper to Buy a Hot Tub
Rage Against the Machine guitarist recalls desperate attempt to improve his dating life.
Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Tech Explains That ‘Jump’ Disaster
Roadie recalls drama and aftermath of “sore point” 2007 incident.
David Coverdale Working Toward New Music With Jimmy Page
Whitesnake singer says "immense progress" has taken place over ‘Coverdale-Page’ album reissue with additional tracks.
Kirk Hammett and Adam Jones on Chance of a New Eddie Van Halen
Metallica guitarist thinks the hero era might be over while Tool guitarist hopes a new star will rise.
When Motorhead Festival Show Became Onstage Fight
Mikkey Dee recalls his worst-ever live experience with Lemmy, which occurred at Bloodstock 2011.
How Eddie Van Halen Introduced Wolfgang to AC/DC’s ‘Big Balls’
Guitarist waited until wife was away before playing the risque track for his second grade son.
Watch Metallica Being Censored with Terrible Choice of Music
Twitch stream replaces ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ live performance with bad synth tune.