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.
Queen and Alice Cooper to Play Fire Fight Australia Concert
February event is already sold out, with profits going to disaster relief efforts.
30 Years Ago: ‘The Simpsons’ Avoids Disaster With First Regular Episode
“Bart the Genius” aired after animated show was nearly abandoned.
Richard Fortus Watched Another Band During Guns N’ Roses Show
Guitarist was keeping up with Tame Impala’s set during his band’s show at Austin City Limits.
Neil Peart: Family Man
From his parents to the tragedy of his first family and the creation of his second, late Rush drummer lived for his relatives.
Robert Plant Might Use Podcasts to Release Unheard Music
Singer reflects on “double-edged sword” experience of talking about his songs in ‘Digging Deep’ shows.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Members Recall Bands’ Car Crashes
Nikki Sixx and Joe Elliott recall how incidents involving Vince Neil and Rick Allen affected them.
The Battle for Van Halen’s ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)’
‘Balance’ track was high on the charts in 1995, but not as high as Sammy Hagar believed Eddie Van Halen was.
Bruce Dickinson Joins the Royal Air Force
Iron Maiden singer becomes honorary group captain and plans to join service sword fencing team.
Ozzy Osbourne Reveals ‘Ordinary Man’ Album Details
February release features guest appearances from Elton John and Slash, with Duff McKagan and Chad Smith.
Tool’s ’10,000 Days’ Is Now 5,000 Days Old: What’s Happened Since?
A look back at the band’s 13-year journey from fourth to fifth album ... and beyond.
No Sir! Five Rockers Who Refused British Honors
The reasons for rejecting are as varied as the titles the British Queen can bestow.
Queen to Be Subject of New British Postal Stamp
Royal Mail plans to mark band’s 50th anniversary with July issue.