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.
Alex Van Halen: ‘There’s Nothing Left in the Music Business’
"In the old days you’d get a dollar a record, and now you get 50 cents for 275,000 streams. It’s insane. It’s wrong."
How Bryan Adams Wrote ‘War Machine’ for Kiss
Canadian is pleased to hear that song remains a regular part of band's live shows 40 years later.
Kiss Confirm New Years’ Eve Show World Records
‘Kiss 2020 Goodbye’ show scores two entries for pyro effects while third awaits verification.
When Van Halen Told Bettencourt to Stop Playing ‘Silly Stuff’
Moment during first meeting proved to Extreme guitarist that his hero knew who he was.
Save Our Stages: $15 Billion COVID Rescue Package for Live Venues
Senate minority leader hails “fighting chance” offered as part of $900 billion relief plan.
Watch Unseen Beatles Footage From ‘Get Back’ Sessions
Peter Jackson presents montage from 2021 movie showing band having fun.
Paul McCartney Recalls Trying Pot With Bob Dylan
He says Ringo Starr was first Beatle to try the drug in 1964.
Live Nation President Shares ‘Confidence About Return to Live’
Joe Berchtold predicts minimal social distancing worldwide, and no need to prove COVID vaccination, within six months.
Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Fairytale of New York’ Cover Slammed by Listeners
He releases a non-duet attempt at Christmas song by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.
Why AC/DC Asked Steven Tyler to Induct Them Into Rock Hall
Aerosmith frontman did them a big favor when they were rising stars.