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.
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.
Watch Lynyrd Skynyrd Joke About Next Reunion Tour: Exclusive Premiere
Clip taken from upcoming episode of ‘Speakeasy,’ which Gary Rossington calls “a blast.”
Beatles Prude Thought ‘Hey Jude’ Label Was Too Rude
Letter from 1968 reveals U.S. exec’s concern over single because Apple artwork looked “pornographic.”
How Geddy Lee’s Grandmother Saved Family From Nazi Gas Chambers
Former Rush frontman shares story of his parents surviving the Holocaust.
Pete Townshend Refused to Tour Without New Who Album
Guitarist discusses strict condition for returning to the road, and how they nearly ran out of time to secure the deals.
Weezer Cover Black Sabbath, ELO, Toto and More on Surprise ‘Teal Album’
Ten-track LP arrives without warning ahead of ‘Black Album.’