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.
Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones Recalls Refusing to Join Rolling Stones
Singer reflects on what Brian Jones told him that predicted future “sad story.”
How Dave Grohl Began Getting Over Kurt Cobain’s Death
Nirvana drummer remembers “huge moment” with hitchhiker that led to Foo Fighters success.
Rolling Stones Producer Never Knew Why Charlie Watts Was a Member
Chris Kimsey recalls learning that drummer “was not like the others.”
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.
The Metallica Album That Left Lars Ulrich Least ‘Bewildered’
Drummer says thrash giants will never stop making new records.
Watch Ohio State Marching Band’s Tribute to Rush
Ohio State players cover classic tracks during half-time show, leaving band “speechless.”
When Metallica Used a French Horn Without Knowing What It Was
Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield recall trying to make the Black Album as unique as possible.
Donald Fagen: Steely Dan Might Have Become Like the Grateful Dead
He recalls early influences as he and Walter Becker struggled to establish themselves.
Bill Ward Asserts Black Sabbath’s Punk and Prog Credentials
Drummer bases his case on 1976 album ‘Technical Ecstasy’ and reveals the one thing he doesn’t like about it.
Alice Cooper Used to Cry When He Looked at Stage Costume
Shock-rock legend recalls ‘80s addiction hell.