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.
Why Def Leppard Will Never Release Jim Steinman ‘Hysteria’ Tapes
Joe Elliott recalls eight-week, six-figure studio mess as fourth album took shape.
Why ‘Shy’ Ian Anderson Avoids Cowriting Songs
Jethro Tull leader reflects on two occasions where he worked with others, with varying results.
Rudy Sarzo on How Quiet Riot’s ‘Condition Critical’ Went Wrong
Bassist says band felt “under the gun” to top ‘Metal Health’ on tight timescale.
Why Mick Jagger Jokingly Threatened Michael Anthony’s Bass Tech
Rolling Stones singer played revenge prank years after backstage incident.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
How Donald Trump Named Ted Nugent’s New Album
President was recorded calling guitarist a “handsome devil” - so that’s the LP title.
How Neil Young and ‘Homegrown’ Drummer ‘Butted Heads’
Karl Himmel thought he was “bulletproof” on first day of recording, so he gave as good as he got.
Brian May and Roger Taylor Recall Chances to Quit Queen
Pre-fame guitarist was invited to join Sparks while drummer was linked to Genesis.
Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica
Singer confirms collaboration with metal band took place during pandemic lockdown.
Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Handed Warrant a Plate of His S—
Drummer took young band to task after members trashed a dressing room.
How Eric Clapton Survived Buffalo Springfield Drug Bust
Cream star found himself wearing pink boots in a Los Angeles county jail with three Black Panthers.
Sting Regrets Emotion of Police Reunion Tour
Frontman says he “wouldn’t have done it” if he’d known how he’d feel afterwards.
Queen Choose the 50 Best Moments of Their Own Career
Watch trailer for year-long YouTube celebration.
40 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Nearly Dies on Tour
‘Another Ticket’ road trip ends suddenly as alcohol takes toll on his health.
Tommy Thayer ‘Blessed’ with Previously Unknown Daughter
Kiss guitarist says he connected with Sierra last year: “I couldn’t be happier.”
How Alice Cooper Learned to ‘Co-exist’ with His Stage Persona
Shock rock icon looks back on difficult era, and reveals the only person who still calls him Vince.