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.
Why Def Leppard Will Never Release Jim Steinman ‘Hysteria’ Tapes
Joe Elliott recalls eight-week, six-figure studio mess as fourth album took shape.
Dave Grohl Recalls the Day After Kurt Cobain Died
Nirvana drummer explains how he dealt with loss of frontman.
Why Mick Jagger Jokingly Threatened Michael Anthony’s Bass Tech
Rolling Stones singer played revenge prank years after backstage incident.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
When Kiss Made Their National TV Debut
Paul Stanley never forgot impact of performing on Dick Clark’s ‘In Concert’ show in 1974.
Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica
Singer confirms collaboration with metal band took place during pandemic lockdown.
Listen to Elton John’s First Song with Bernie Taupin
Piano icon released “Scarecrow” to mark his 74th birthday and collaborators’ shared history.
When Kiss Classic ‘God of Thunder’ Left Paul Stanley ‘Devastated’
Frontman hoped his track would become his signature song - until producer Bob Ezrin gave it to Gene Simmons.
Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Handed Warrant a Plate of His S—
Drummer took young band to task after members trashed a dressing room.
Sammy Hagar and Rick Springfield Planning ‘Beach Bar’ Tour
Rum business partners discuss post-lockdown projects; one of them has recorded two albums.
How Eric Clapton Survived Buffalo Springfield Drug Bust
Cream star found himself wearing pink boots in a Los Angeles county jail with three Black Panthers.