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.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release ‘She’s So Cold’
Second single from ‘Emotional Rescue’ was another hit on the disco chart.
When the Beatles Overcame Doubts to Release ‘Yesterday’
Paul McCartney was worried that he’d stolen classic track, and his bandmates feared it would look like a split.
40 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Is Born Again at First Solo Concert
Show with Randy Rhoads and ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ band took place in English hotel under fake name.
Watch Ozzy Osbourne Call Randy Rhoads a ‘Gift From God’
Black Sabbath singer recalls meeting guitarist for first time in clip from new documentary.
Woodstock ’99 Documentary Coming to Netflix
Series will examine background of disastrous festival that “went down in flames.”
How Prince Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More’
Heartbreakers leader had key 'Purple Rain' moment on his mind when he completed a track Stevie Nicks abandoned.
‘Tossin’ and Turnin” Singer Bobby Lewis Dies at 95
Singer's influential 1961 single sold over 3 million copies.
Ratt’s ‘Round and Round’ Returns to Top 20 Thanks to TV Ad
“Ratt problem” commercial has aired more than 10,000 times in two months.
Neil Peart Honored With Pavilion in Home City
“Conclusive” poll of residents results in Rush drummer’s name being preserved at site that inspired 1975 song “Lakeside Park.”
The Police Song That Makes Stewart Copeland Turn Off the Radio
Drummer can’t listen to closing seconds of “Message in a Bottle” and blames guitarist Andy Summers for it.