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.
Fleetwood Mac Split With Lindsey Buckingham Was ‘Only Route’
Christine McVie says reactivation of feud with Steve Nicks led band to fear a total breakup.
How Queen Rescued Kansas From a Lousy Opening Spot
Phil Ehart recalls the ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ road trip in 1974, which left them unhappy until they spoke to Brian May.
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
How Billy Idol Risked His Sight for ‘Eyes Without a Face’
The singer was bandaged up for two days while his corneas healed.
When Jerry Lee Lewis Married His 13-Year-Old Cousin
Twenty-two-year-old star ended his promising rock 'n' roll career when he wed for the third time in 1958.
Pete Townshend Announces First Novel
Who guitarist’s ’The Age of Anxiety’ is described as “cultured, witty and unreliable” and a tie-in music release will follow.
Brian May Hated the ‘Vitriol and Dishonesty’ Surrounding Oscars
Queen guitarist slams “vindictive sickness” that shocked him into silence despite ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ success.
Woodstock Co-Founder Denies Anniversary Event Is in Trouble
Michael Lang responds to claims that lack of lineup announcement indicates financial problems.
When Jerry Lee Lewis Was Accused of Planning to Shoot Elvis Presley
Attempted final meeting between two old friends went spectacularly wrong in 1976.
The Song Steve Miller Wrote to Kick Pink Floyd ‘In the Butt’
He recalls how plans for a 1975 Knebworth festival appearance came together just as he’d hoped.
David Bowie’s First Ziggy Stardust TV Appearance Found
Documentary maker hopes to rescue fragile video recording from the month before famous BBC show.
Phil Collen Says Rock Hall Is Running Short on Bands to Induct
Guitarist believes that’s one reason Def Leppard have been chosen for honor.