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.
Hear Tommy Shaw Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’
Styx frontman says archive track found “new purpose” during coronavirus lockdown.
See Roger Waters Play Lockdown Version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Mother’
Video features members of his band performing from home.
Stewart Copeland Recalls Last Time He Saw Neil Peart
Friends gathered for late Rush drummer’s birthday four months before his death.
Watch Pat Benatar’s Video for COVID-19 Song ‘Together’
Track seeks “beauty and hope and positivity” in lockdown struggle.
Comic Book Explores ‘Paul Is Dead’ Beatles Myth
Fictional story examines what happened if McCartney really had died in 1966.
Whitesnake Co-Founder Names David Coverdale’s ‘Big Mistake’
Guitarist Bernie Marsden reflects on missed opportunity after the early lineup split in 1982.
Kiss Kruise Postponed Until After Farewell Concert Date
Sailing event rescheduled for October 2021 – three months after previously announced last show.
COVID-19 Roundup: Queen to Stream Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Guns N’ Roses, Sammy Hagar, Extreme and John Fogerty react to pandemic, as survey suggests Americans are listening to more new music.
The Song That Kept David Lee Roth in Van Halen
Producer Ted Templeman wanted to fire singer after second show he saw but eventually became impressed by his talent.
Why Kiss Always Supported Their Support Acts
Gene Simmons says his band avoided being “assholes” to rising stars AC/DC, Rush, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and others.
1,300 Concert Venues Team Up to Fight for COVID-19 Survival
#SaveOurStages organizers fear half their members can’t last three months, as first U.S. drive-in tour is announced.
How Steve Miller Saved ‘Jet Airliner’ From Obscurity
He recalls reshaping angry, unreleased song into Top 10 hit.