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.
How Van Halen’s Chain Smoking Inspired ‘Best of Both Worlds’
Sammy Hagar recalls “craziest songwriting experience” in shower.
Steve Miller Hated Jimi Hendrix’s Burning Guitar Stunt
He calls late icon’s memorable moment at Monterey “pathetic.”
David Lee Roth Says ‘Hair Bands Were Imitations of Van Halen’
Singer says his group’s success led to copycat acts who resorted to “gimmickry and trade crap.”
Ginger Baker ‘Holding His Own’ in Health Battle
Family offers update on “critically ill” drummer.
Pete Townshend Says Rock Isn’t Dead, But Guitar-Based Rock Is
The Who veteran believes virtuosos have “exhausted the possibilities” but that things will change again in the future.
The Who and Aerosmith Call Off Shows Over Singers’ Voices
Roger Daltrey and Steven Tyler both suffer health issues.
Unreleased Harry Nilsson Album Announced
Listen to two songs from ‘Losst and Founnd,’ the album he was working on when he died in 1994.
Styx Announce First 2020 Tour Dates
Seven U.S. shows announced for January, with more to follow.
Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd
Pop star delivers “Black Dog” and “Comfortably Numb” at radio festival.
Why Eddie Money Didn’t Join Montrose
Late singer discussed his respect for guitar icon in previously unpublished interview.
Bruce Springsteen, Green Day Songs ‘Most Dangerous’ for Driving
Scientific study finds fast music leads to increased speed and erratic moves.
Nikki Sixx Says ‘The Dirt’ Movie Saved Motley Crue’s Friendships
Relationships feel like the “old days,” bassist reflects, as manager says film radically changed band’s fan base.