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.
Bob Seger’s Oceanic Leap for ‘The Fire Down Below’
Blue-collar icon looked to Scotland and England for inspiration that created song about prostitution.
When the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ Started a Prison Riot
Actor and former inmate Danny Trejo recalls 1968 moment in solitary confinement.
How the Doors Discovered the Meaning of ‘Mr. Mojo Risin’
Jim Morrison had already used the line to help create “L.A. Woman” before he revealed it was an anagram.
When James Bond Dissed the Beatles
Both success stories began on the same day - and their paths would cross on a number of occasions.
Hear Neil Peart Narrate Inspirational Video
Rush drummer co-wrote "Growth Rings," an exploration of how “music marks moments in our lives.”
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.
Nearly All Independent Venues May Fail to Survive Lockdown
Survey suggests coronavirus threatens permanent closure for 90 percent of locations.
Dee Snider Working on ‘Powerfully Disturbing’ Horror Movie
Twisted Sister frontman will direct his own script for ‘My Enemy’s Enemy,’ based on real-life crime spree.
Elton John Tops Rock Earnings List
Forbes’ annual chart also features the Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Eagles, Metallica and Bon Jovi.
Ratt’s ‘Round and Round’ Returns to Top 20 Thanks to TV Ad
“Ratt problem” commercial has aired more than 10,000 times in two months.
The Day Freddie Mercury’s Mustache Appeared
Queen icon’s 1980 new look split fans and friends - but not his bandmates.
Alice Cooper Considers What His Biopic Would Be Like
He says there’s a strong story in the fact that he “did not appeal to everybody” - and wants Johnny Depp to play lead role.