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.
Dave Grohl Recalls the Day After Kurt Cobain Died
Nirvana drummer explains how he dealt with loss of frontman.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
Brian May and Roger Taylor Recall Chances to Quit Queen
Pre-fame guitarist was invited to join Sparks while drummer was linked to Genesis.
When Kiss Made Their National TV Debut
Paul Stanley never forgot impact of performing on Dick Clark’s ‘In Concert’ show in 1974.
The Foo Fighters Song That Started as a Joke
Dave Grohl recalls “sitting on the couch laughing” as “Love Dies Young” came together.
How Metallica Wrote a Passover Song With ‘Creeping Death’
Track from ‘Ride the Lightning’ was inspired by vision of the Biblical 10th plague on Egypt.
Sammy Hagar and Rick Springfield Planning ‘Beach Bar’ Tour
Rum business partners discuss post-lockdown projects; one of them has recorded two albums.
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.
45 Years Ago: Shooting Starts on ‘Star Wars’
George Lucas endured a difficult first day in the Tunisian desert but went on to make movie history anyway.
Huey Lewis to Appear on MTV’s ‘Behind the Music’ Reboot
New documentary series and return of ‘Unplugged’ also confirmed in a deal with Paramount+.