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: Eagles’ ‘Desperado’ Ends Office Hostage Standoff
Armed trucker holed up in record-company office until radio station played classic song.
Listen to Def Leppard’s Early Version of ‘Glad I’m Alive’
Song appears on ‘The Early Years 79-81’ box set.
Gene Simmons on Coronavirus: ‘Assume Everybody Is a Zombie’
Kiss, Motley Crue and Michael Stipe react to pandemic.
Watch Italian Play ‘We Will Rock You’ During Coronavirus Lockdown
He performs guitar solo from Queen classic to entertain housebound Romans.
ZZ Top Postpone Las Vegas Residency Over Coronavirus
Band cites “abundance of caution” as Brian May, Jeff Scott Soto and Recording Academy react to pandemic.
Neil Young to Play Bernie Sanders Online Rally
Presidential campaign changes tack over coronavirus, while Dropkick Murphys lose live audience for St. Patrick’s Day.
Metallica Producer Bob Rock ‘Didn’t Get’ ‘Enter Sandman’
He accepts Lars Ulrich was right about breakout single from 1991’s Black Album.
Hear Joan Jett and Sting’s New Alzheimer’s Benefit Album Songs
They lead a list of artists who appear on ‘Music Moments’ project.
The Who Postpone Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns
Band says its “fans’ safety is paramount.”
Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Most Popular Coronavirus Meme Song
Classic track helps with virus-protecting hand-washing routine.