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.
Woodstock ’69 Crowd Was Moments From ‘Mass Electrocution’
Scared that 400,000 might die as power cable disintegrated, scared that crowd might riot if the music stopped, festival organizers prepared to take their own lives.
Black Sabbath Fan ‘Nearly Blinded’ Geezer Butler with Metal Cross
Bassist kept souvenir thrown onto stage that hit him in the eye.
Watch Ringo Starr Guest on Paul McCartney’s U.S. Tour Finale
Joe Walsh also makes appearance at Dodger Stadium show.
Eagles, Elton John, Metallica Lead Forbes’ Top Rock Earners
Annual list of 100 highest-paid celebrities includes nine rock acts, with Guns N’ Roses back on the list.
Aerosmith Invited to Create Broadway Show
Joe Perry hopes for time to work on band musical.
Vince Neil Loses Legal Fight With His Lawyers
Motley Crue singer claimed he’d been overbilled because of his “celebrity status.”
Bill Wyman Recalls ‘Mad’ Moment While Recording ‘Paint it Black’
Former Rolling Stones bassist came up with an unusual approach when he felt something was lacking.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer to Write Neil Diamond Broadway Musical
Singer’s official life story to be explored via his hit songs.
Robert Plant Calls Led Zeppelin ‘Trio With a Wedding Singer’
He hails bandmates’ work on “Achilles’ Last Stand” in latest podcast episode, and recalls writing lyrics in time of being “torn asunder.”
Carlos Santana Won’t Forget First ‘Black Magic Woman’ Performance
Guitarist believes that’s the reason the song has “same results” as it did in 1970.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Struggle to Bring ‘Free Bird’ to Comeback Tour
Guitarist Gary Rossington delivered ultimatum to singer Johnny Van Zant as band struggled through road trip 10 years after plane crash.
Jeff Scott Soto Says Steve Perry’s ‘Ghost’ Made Fronting Journey Hard
Singer remains upset at “zero attention” given to his time with the band.