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.
20 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Return With ‘The Wicker Man’
Six-piece lineup stated its intentions with first single from ‘Brave New World’ a year after Bruce Dickinson’s return.
Alice Cooper Considers What His Biopic Would Be Like
He says there’s a strong story in the fact that he “did not appeal to everybody” - and wants Johnny Depp to play lead role.
Paul Stanley Says ‘We Have to Be Better’ After George Floyd Death
Kiss frontman reacts to “cold-blooded murder” that led to street violence in Minneapolis.
The Police Song That Makes Stewart Copeland Turn Off the Radio
Drummer can’t listen to closing seconds of “Message in a Bottle” and blames guitarist Andy Summers for it.
Joe Walsh Becomes Public Radio DJ
Eagles guitarist chooses to host show on station that “serves the community I live in.”
Listen to Eric Clapton’s Unreleased Duet With B.B. King
“Rollin’ and Tumblin’” is one of two tracks added to ‘Riding With the King’ for reissue.
Hear Tommy Shaw Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’
Styx frontman says archive track found “new purpose” during coronavirus lockdown.
Dave Grohl’s ‘Mortifying’ Experience of ‘Times Like These’ Cover
Foo Fighters leader got it wrong when asked to contribute to COVID-19 fundraising single.
COVID-19 Roundup: Virus Turned Alice Cooper Positive
Rock legend talks about his new single, as Bruce Kulick, the Pretenders and Elvis Presley's estate react to coronavirus pandemic.