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.
Def Leppard Auction Goes Inside Rick Allen’s Arm Loss
Drummer’s former girlfriend Miriam Barendsen decides to part with ‘80s mementos to help fund animal-rescue program.
Ian Anderson Would Have Changed Jethro Tull for Tony Iommi
Future Black Sabbath guitarist had a short stint in 1968 with the fledgling prog giants.
Pete Townshend Paints Grim Picture for Classic Acts’ Return
The Who guitarist outlines post-pandemic scenario that could see older stars locked out of venues.
Queen Faced Split If ‘A Night at the Opera’ Flopped
Brian May and Roger Taylor say heavy debts meant fourth album was “make or break.”
John Bonham Biography Features Dave Grohl Foreword
September book will trace history of “the king of rock drumming.”
Listen to Paul McCartney’s Remix Album ‘III Imagined’
All-star takes on songs from ‘McCartney III’ revealed as Beck discusses what it meant to be part of project.
Mick Jagger Found Writing His Memoir ‘Dull and Upsetting’
Rolling Stones singer admits large advance payment was “the seductive part” of abandoned book.
Ian Anderson Felt Blamed for Metallica Grammys Upset
Jethro Tull leader recalls award presenter Alice Cooper’s reaction when they met.
Cheap Trick Won National Honor Via Rick Nielsen Family Friend
Local librarian put wheels in motion to have 'Budokan' live album added to Recording Registry.
Rudy Sarzo Had to Leave Ozzy Osbourne After Randy Rhoads Died
Bassist lost joy of performing “quickly” following tour tragedy.