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.
Night Ranger’s Last-Minute Name-Change Panic
Jack Blades recalls coming up with moniker solution - even though he wasn’t convinced himself.
Sammy Hagar’s Dad Taught Him ‘What Not to Do’
Singer pays tribute to late alcoholic father, who boxed to “make a living for his family.”
Nikki Sixx Credits Rehearsal Room Magic for Motley Crue’s Success
Bassist cites “noise and energy” when no one else is around for making it to 40 years.
Some Kiss Members Took Fitness ‘Beating’ Before 1996 Reunion Tour
Paul Stanley says strenuous preparation campaign was a “shock” to some bandmates.
$18 Concert Tickets Cost $1,000 for Unvaccinated Fans
Florida promoter enacts “no-vax tax” to “get the fence-sitters off the fence” over COVID-19.
When Lemmy’s Fast Work Amazed Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath singer recalls Motorhead frontman writing three sets of lyrics and reading a book in four hours.
Eddie Van Halen Treated Frankenstrat Guitar Like ‘Junk’
Wolfgang Van Halen recalls shock when his dad threw iconic instrument across the room.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Favorite Advice From Eddie
“Tongue-in-cheek” comment was passed down from late guitar legend’s own father.
Robert Plant Will Allow Unheard Music to be Released After Death
Led Zeppelin legend “itemized” his archive during lockdown, including an unread letter about family feud over his career choice.
Robert Plant Confirms Fourth Season of ‘Digging Deep’
First of six new shows explores his cover of "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" with Chrissie Hynde.
Watch Sammy Hagar Sing ‘Fly Like an Eagle’ With Afghan Girls
Chad Kroeger also guests on song dedicated to murdered schoolchildren.
How Poison Lucked Out With First Record Deal
Bret Michaels says they got “superstar royalty rate” because no one thought debut album would sell.
Heart Don’t Regret Losing Money on Seattle Studio
Bad Animals development turned out to be “the right thing to do,” says Nancy Wilson of grunge landmark.
Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Sheet Music ‘Horribly Wrong’ for Years
Songwriter's musical director says paperwork is to blame for people thinking “I guess I suck.”
Def Leppard Auction Goes Inside Rick Allen’s Arm Loss
Drummer’s former girlfriend Miriam Barendsen decides to part with ‘80s mementos to help fund animal-rescue program.
35 Years Ago: Even David Bowie Couldn’t Save ‘Absolute Beginners’
Julien Temple’s ambitious teenage musical flopped despite best efforts of Ray Davies, Patsy Kensit and others.