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.
Robert Plant Recalls Being Told to Stop Singing ‘Weird S—’
Singer’s label boss Ahmet Ertegun inspired Honeydrippers EP of ‘50s and ‘60s classics.
‘Abbey Road’ Artist Was Told He’d Destroyed the Beatles
John Kosh recalls angry call from record label boss after LP was designed without any text on the cover.
James Hetfield on ‘…And Justice For All’ Mix – ‘We Were Fried. We Were Burnt’
Metallica frontman reflects on mixing decisions that keep returning to haunt the band.
The Moment the Grateful Dead Decided to Let Fans Keep Bootlegging
Mickey Hart recalls the meeting where band realized they “didn’t want to be cops.”
Frehley’s Comet to Reunite at Kiss Kruise Fest
Space Ace will perform with former colleagues and his current band at event associated with Kiss Kruise in October.
Listen to Unreleased Bruce Springsteen Song ‘I’ll Stand by You’
Piece written for Harry Potter movie appears on ‘Blinded by the Light’ soundtrack.
Listen to Slipknot’s New Album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’
Corey Taylor describes “accidentally linear” LP released today.
James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Scared Cougar With Metallica Song
Scare survivor “pleased” to discover that frontman is “great person.”
10 Years Ago: Steven Tyler’s Stage Fall Triggers Aerosmith Meltdown
By the time singer was being flown to a hospital, his bandmates had already reached a breaking point with him.
Jimmy Page Recalls the First Time He Met Jeff Beck
Guitarist recalls immediate bond, leading to a gift of the guitar that powered Led Zeppelin's first album.
Tom Hamilton Recalls Aerosmith’s Wilderness Years
Bassist admits he didn’t realize band was “essentially over” in the early '80s, and discusses future album hopes.
How Queen and David Bowie Put Themselves ‘Under Pressure’
Brian May recalls challenges of collaborative track where Bowie finally took control.