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.
The Day Freddie Mercury’s Mustache Appeared
Queen icon’s 1980 new look split fans and friends - but not his bandmates.
Why Kiss Always Supported Their Support Acts
Gene Simmons says his band avoided being “assholes” to rising stars AC/DC, Rush, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and others.
First U.S. Social Distancing Concert Remains in Doubt
Performer doesn’t think “fan pod” show will take place as a result of coronavirus rules, but promoter insists it will.
Could Drive-In Concerts Be the Way Forward?
Fans and police happy with results of recent live show in Denmark.
How Steve Perry Came Up with Journey’s Hit ‘Who’s Crying Now’
Singer and keyboardist Jonathan Cain finished song soon after they’d met.
COVID-19 Roundup: Ozzy Osbourne Selling Bat-Themed Virus Shirt
Merch line comes after coronavirus is linked to the mammal, as Dave Grohl, Anthrax and Spotify also respond to global emergency.
COVID-19 Roundup: 79-Song ‘One World’ Soundtrack Released
Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Slayer, Faith No More and Clutch react to pandemic.
COVID-19 Roundup: Queen and Adam Lambert Perform ‘You Are the Champions’
Band and singer Adam Lambert deliver lockdown version of classic song - with one important lyric change.
When Eddie Van Halen’s ‘SNL’ Guest Spot Didn’t Go as Planned
Unplanned appearance that went perfectly in dress rehearsal left him “upset,” G.E. Smith recalled.
New York and L.A. Mayors Say Concerts May Not Return Until 2021
City heads suggest “getting together in the thousands” is at least eight months away.
COVID-19 Roundup: Hospital Plays Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ as Patients Leave
Steve Perry, Duff McKagan, Bumblefoot, Peter Gabriel and others react to pandemic.
Watch Sammy Hagar and Joe Elliott Talk About Being Fired
Van Halen ex exchanges experiences with Def Leppard frontman in clip from ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ episode.