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.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release ‘She’s So Cold’
Second single from ‘Emotional Rescue’ was another hit on the disco chart.
Pink Floyd to Release Restored ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ Movie and LP
Live show from 1988 arrives in multiple formats with bonus tracks.
Paul McCartney Revisits First Song He Wrote With John Lennon
He plays part of "Just Fun" on radio show marking late Beatle’s 80th birthday.
Ozzy Osbourne ‘More Than Shocked’ by ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit
Singer recalls being swamped by media at airport and not knowing why in 1986.
How the Eagles Split Affected Drummer Joe Vitale
Joe Walsh’s sideman recalls his only tour with iconic band before its 1980 collapse.
Rob Halford Once Tried to Seduce Paul Di’Anno
Judas Priest singer says it’s “definitely for the best” that he failed in 1980 hotel-room bid during tense tour.
Why Kirk Hammett Can’t Quit Metallica
Guitarist explains why there would be no point in trying to escape band’s legacy.
Jimmy Page on Panned Led Zeppelin Show: ‘Maybe They Were Stoned’
Guitarist offers five reasons why 1971 California concert "wasn't a very good communion."
When the Beatles Overcame Doubts to Release ‘Yesterday’
Paul McCartney was worried that he’d stolen classic track, and his bandmates feared it would look like a split.
How the Metallica Movie ‘Some Kind of Monster’ Lucked Out
Lars Ulrich explains why 2004 film managed to connect with so many people.