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.
50 Years Ago: John Lennon Vesus the Dirty Squad in Court
His “obscene” 'Bag One' lithographs wound up in court in 1970 - but didn’t stay there long.
Jason Newsted Recalls Three-Hour Gig With Ozzy Osbourne
Former Metalliica bassist recalls having to play a song he’d never rehearsed in front of 22,000 people.
New COVID-19 At-Home Performances: Joan Jett, Michael McDonald
Ritchie Blackmore also among latest artists to join lockdown workaround amid coronavirus restrictions.
Listen to New Phish Album ‘Sigma Oasis’
Trey Anastasio’s band confirmed LP’s existence earlier this week.
COVID-19 Roundup: Brian May on Lessons, Pete Townshend in Studio
Queen and the Who guitarists, Elton John, Ian Anderson and Dave Mustaine react to pandemic.
Lockdown Sends Album Sales to All-Time Low But Vinyl Stays Strong
Coronavirus restrictions give rise to estimated smallest retail week since LP format began.
Riot Guitarist Lou ‘L.A.’ Kouvaris Dead at 66
Guitarist had reportedly exhibited coronavirus symptoms but no cause of death has been announced.
Watch Def Leppard’s Live ‘Run Riot’ Video
Track appears on ‘London to Vegas’ concert set, with release delayed until May.
Jimmy Page Recalls Led Zeppelin’s First Rehearsal
Guitarist says all four musicians felt “profoundly connected” after 1968 gathering.
Sammy Hagar’s ‘Road Trip’ TV Show Returns for Fifth Season
New episodes feature Gary Cherone, Def Leppard, Brian May, Joe Walsh, Ted Nugent and others.
The Knack Give in, Change ‘My Sharona’ to ‘Bye, Corona’
Guitarists Bert Averre and Prescott Niles post virus-themed cover “because apparently there aren’t enough of them.”
40 Years Ago: ‘Another Brick in The Wall (Part II)’ Hits No.1
Producer Bob Ezrin defied Roger Waters to turn part of the concept album into a disco-infused hit.