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.
Dead & Company Opt Out of Woodstock 50
Band reveals departure from troubled event’s lineup after promoter advises all artists they will not be forced to perform.
John Fogerty Is First Artist to Quit Woodstock 50
No previously announced musician is contractually obliged to appear at festival in new location.
Black Sabbath Started Wearing Crosses to Ward Off Curse
Geezer Butler recalls early moment when his band was targeted by occult group.
When ‘Two Young Kids’ Took Charge of the Beatles’ Live Broadcast to the World
Fab Four engineer Geoff Emerick recalls the ‘Our World’ TV special, watched by 400 million people.
Woodstock ’69 Crowd Was Moments From ‘Mass Electrocution’
Scared that 400,000 might die as power cable disintegrated, scared that crowd might riot if the music stopped, festival organizers prepared to take their own lives.
How ‘American Pickers’ Saved Aerosmith’s First Tour Van
Show star Mike Wolfe credits band with letting him work on 40-year-old vehicle instead of taking it away from him.
Blue Oyster Cult Sign Deal for New Album
Half of the songs already written for 15th studio LP, due in 2020.
Gene Simmons Says He’ll ‘Cry Like Young Girl’ at Final Kiss Show
Bassist doesn’t know if he’ll miss his iconic stage costume once End of the Road tour is over.
Robert Plant Calls Led Zeppelin ‘Trio With a Wedding Singer’
He hails bandmates’ work on “Achilles’ Last Stand” in latest podcast episode, and recalls writing lyrics in time of being “torn asunder.”
When Roger Daltrey Was Tommy Before ‘Tommy’ Existed
Who frontman recalls “thoroughly miserable time” as he struggled to make sense of his life choices before recording landmark album.