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.
The Foo Fighters Song That Started as a Joke
Dave Grohl recalls “sitting on the couch laughing” as “Love Dies Young” came together.
Noel Gallagher Wishes Oasis Had Finished With Onstage Fight
Guitarist regrets walking out on what could have been “monumental, mad” final show in 2009.
San Francisco Musicians in Line for Guaranteed Income
Test program aims to help rebuild arts industry after pandemic, following positive results from previous experiment.
Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica
Singer confirms collaboration with metal band took place during pandemic lockdown.
The ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ Alternative Ending That Never Was
Original '60s movie was rumored to have one conclusion in Japan and another in America.
How Metallica Wrote a Passover Song With ‘Creeping Death’
Track from ‘Ride the Lightning’ was inspired by vision of the Biblical 10th plague on Egypt.
Why Van Halen’s ‘5150’ Made Steel Panther’s Satchel Mad
Guitarist thinks he formed his band to avoid “growing and evolving” like his heroes.
When Kiss Classic ‘God of Thunder’ Left Paul Stanley ‘Devastated’
Frontman hoped his track would become his signature song - until producer Bob Ezrin gave it to Gene Simmons.
Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Handed Warrant a Plate of His S—
Drummer took young band to task after members trashed a dressing room.
Sammy Hagar and Rick Springfield Planning ‘Beach Bar’ Tour
Rum business partners discuss post-lockdown projects; one of them has recorded two albums.
45 Years Ago: Shooting Starts on ‘Star Wars’
George Lucas endured a difficult first day in the Tunisian desert but went on to make movie history anyway.
New Kiss Songs Would Be Like Unaged Wine, Says Paul Stanley
Frontman explains the paradox that makes studio return unlikely.