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.
Bhaskar Menon, Exec Who Helped Make Pink Floyd’s Name, Dead at 86
Esteemed label boss also worked with the Beatles, David Bowie and many others.
Why Adrian Smith Didn’t Want to Play on Dio’s Charity Song ‘Stars’
Veteran singer was “dreading” Iron Maiden duo’s contribution to 1986 Hear ’n Aid single.
Sammy Hagar Hails Synthwave Cover of Van Halen’s ‘Dreams’
Singer describes Arena’s ‘80s video game-style remake as “very tasteful, very cool.”
Ronnie James Dio Demo Could Be Lost Black Sabbath Song
Stepson of late keyboardist Geoff Nicholls reveals “Slapback” from cassette containing ‘Heaven and Hell’ sessions.
When Ray Davies Felt ‘Bullied’ By John Lennon
Kinks singer recalls the time his band opened for the Beatles in 1964.
How ‘Highlander’ Achieved Immortality
The 1986 cult movie launched a franchise, even though issues behind the scenes meant there was nearly only one.
How Alice Cooper Learned to ‘Co-exist’ with His Stage Persona
Shock rock icon looks back on difficult era, and reveals the only person who still calls him Vince.
Tommy Thayer ‘Blessed’ with Previously Unknown Daughter
Kiss guitarist says he connected with Sierra last year: “I couldn’t be happier.”
Alice Cooper Says Rock Is Not Dead, It’s Where It Should Be
He believes Gene Simmons’ famous comment applies only in a business sense.
Why Tony Iommi Let Black Sabbath Choose Which Riffs to Use
Guitarist says he relates more to “Iron Man” than “Paranoid.”
Watch Metallica Play ‘Battery’ Live on ‘Colbert’
Thrash legends mark 35th anniversary of groundbreaking album ‘Master of Puppets.’
How Axl Rose Wound Up in ‘Scooby-Doo’
Guns N’ Roses frontman was easy to work with, says showrunner.