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.
Were You Wrong About Metallica’s ‘St. Anger’ All Along?
Many critics were positive about the band's second most-hated album - did they have a point?
P-Funk Keyboardist Unravels Band’s ‘Baffling’ History in New Book
George Clinton hails keyboardist’s “seemingly impossible” achievement in ‘Song Reference.”
Nuno Bettencourt: Stop Calling Me Eddie Van Halen’s Heir
Extreme guitarist recalls last time he met his hero and his mixed feelings about being compared to him.
What if John Lennon Had Starred in ‘WarGames’?
He was in discussions for key role in man-versus-AI movie before fate intervened.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s New Album Joke Cost Him a Day and a Dollar
He discussed having members of his family make spoof guest appearances on his Mammoth WVH records.
How George Martin Kept the Police From Breaking Up
Close to disintegrating during 'Synchronicity' sessions, trio hoped for actions but got words from Beatles producer in 1983.
When David Crosby’s Son Reduced Stephen Stills to Tears
James Raymond had everyone in rehearsal room crying thanks to his voice, Stills says.
How ‘Capricorn One”s Conspiracy Theories Angered Buzz Aldrin
Peter Hyams' 1978 movie explores result of bid to fake humans' first Mars landing.
How to Join James Hetfield’s Cigar Smoking Club
If you’re up at the front, Metallica frontman might even light you up.
‘Wild’ Mick Brown Reveals Why He Quit Drumming Two Years Ago
Former Dokken member says looking back at five decades of playing gives him great joy.