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 ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ Became Joan Jett’s Hugest Song
The 1988 song went from moderate hit to football anthem decades later.
James Hetfield on ‘…And Justice For All’ Mix – ‘We Were Fried. We Were Burnt’
Metallica frontman reflects on mixing decisions that keep returning to haunt the band.
What the Beatles Did After ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Shoot
Roadie’s diary reveals how bandmates went their separate ways when they found themselves with three hours to spare.
15 Years Ago: Dave Matthews Band’s Bus Poops on Chicago
Mud City got muddier when driver emptied septic tank over tour boat in incident known as “Poopgate.”
Which Rock Giant Will Release Their Next Album First?
Rating the chances of AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden and others launching new LPs soon.
10 Years Ago: Steven Tyler’s Stage Fall Triggers Aerosmith Meltdown
By the time singer was being flown to a hospital, his bandmates had already reached a breaking point with him.
Jimmy Page Recalls the First Time He Met Jeff Beck
Guitarist recalls immediate bond, leading to a gift of the guitar that powered Led Zeppelin's first album.
Tom Hamilton Recalls Aerosmith’s Wilderness Years
Bassist admits he didn’t realize band was “essentially over” in the early '80s, and discusses future album hopes.
Woodstock 50 Was Doomed 7 Months Ago, Promoter Admits
Michael Lang is taking responsibility for the "biggest factor" in the festival's failure.
What’s the Meaning of Tool’s New Album Title ‘Fear Inoculum’?
Previous names have mixed metaphors, clashed concepts and contained personal references – which may or may not be a clue.
Watch GWAR-Themed ‘Yesterday’ Trailer Spoof
A new comedy video finds “Let It Be” morphing into “Let Us Slay.”
Watch Trailer for ZZ Top Movie ‘That Little Ol’ Band From Texas’
Banger Films production premieres on Aug. 13 and ties in with group’s 50th-anniversary tour.