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.
Tina Turner Takes Lead in Rock Hall Fan Vote
Legendary singer is now 24,000 ahead of Fela Kuti, with Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters following up.
Def Leppard Auction Goes Inside Rick Allen’s Arm Loss
Drummer’s former girlfriend Miriam Barendsen decides to part with ‘80s mementos to help fund animal-rescue program.
How Prince Won His Master Tapes Back From Warner Bros.
Artist's 18-year dispute with record label came to an end with surprising victory in 2014.
Mick Jagger Found Writing His Memoir ‘Dull and Upsetting’
Rolling Stones singer admits large advance payment was “the seductive part” of abandoned book.
45 Years Ago: ‘All the President’s Men’ Becomes an Unlikely Blockbuster
Robert Redford wasn’t interested in following the kind of backstage drama seen in dark modern-era political sagas.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Paul McCartney’s Multiple Bids to Back Out of ‘Carpool Karaoke’
James Corden told ex-Beatle behavior was “unacceptable” in run-up to celebrated 2018 TV special.
Hear Unreleased Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Song ‘Ivory Tower’
Video tells story of track that didn’t make cut for ‘Deja Vu’ but appears on upcoming deluxe version.
Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica
Singer confirms collaboration with metal band took place during pandemic lockdown.
San Francisco Musicians in Line for Guaranteed Income
Test program aims to help rebuild arts industry after pandemic, following positive results from previous experiment.