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.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release Backstage Argument as B-Side
“Mission From ‘Arry” was recorded by Bruce Dickinson as Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain fought over stage incident.
Sammy Hagar Recalls Disastrous Show Opening for Kiss
He was scheduled for 10 performances. There would only be one.
How Roger Daltrey Angered Pete Townshend Over New Who Album
Singer explains the difficulties of “climbing in” to guitarist’s songs.
When Robert Plant Went ‘Up My Own Rectum’ With New Technology
Singer recounts the battle to continue working after the death of Led Zeppelin bandmate John Bonham.
Eagles, Elton John, Metallica Lead Forbes’ Top Rock Earners
Annual list of 100 highest-paid celebrities includes nine rock acts, with Guns N’ Roses back on the list.
Watch the Who Debut New Song ‘Hero Ground Zero’
London show also features guest appearance from Eddie Vedder.
Robert Plant Calls Led Zeppelin ‘Trio With a Wedding Singer’
He hails bandmates’ work on “Achilles’ Last Stand” in latest podcast episode, and recalls writing lyrics in time of being “torn asunder.”
Jeff Scott Soto Says Steve Perry’s ‘Ghost’ Made Fronting Journey Hard
Singer remains upset at “zero attention” given to his time with the band.
Duff McKagan Says Humanity Will Overcome … and Then Party
Guns N’ Roses bassist discusses positive message of new solo album ‘Tenderness.’
David Crosby Explains How to Survive in Prison
He recalls his jail term and talks about fear of death and relationship trust in ‘Ask Croz’ advice video.