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 Do Fans Love ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ but Hate Dio Hologram?
Former Judas Priest singer Tim "Ripper" Owens compared watching Freddie Mercury biopic to seeing projection of Ronnie James Dio onstage.
How Hit Single ‘Love Bites’ Scared Def Leppard
Phil Collen recalls concerns that they didn’t know how to play their only No.1 single live.
Why Pete Townshend Made Tommy Into a ‘Pinball Wizard’
Who guitarist explains truth behind story of why song was added to 1969 rock opera.
Vince Neil Never Apologized for Having Sex With A&R Man’s Girlfriend
Tom Zutaut says he only heard of incident seen in ‘The Dirt’ movie when book was written.
How Foreigner’s Mix of Current and Old Members Overcame Hesitant Start
Singer Kelly Hansen recalls experience of present lineup working with the people they’d replaced.
David Coverdale Reveals More About ‘Ugly’ Deep Purple Rock Hall Induction
Former singer says current lineup “refused to go” if Ritchie Blackmore was allowed to attend.
David Coverdale Says Deep Purple ‘Prevented’ Ritchie Blackmore’s Rock Hall Attendance
Former member reports he has time only for Glenn Hughes and he’s happy others will remain “ex-colleagues.”
Joe Elliott Calls Def Leppard Biopic ‘Biggest Pile of S— Ever Made’
Frontman fears no one will want to make a good movie about his band after panned 2001 production.
Michael Anthony Nixes Van Halen Reunion
Bassist says reconnection with former bandmates is “not gonna happen.”
Tony Iommi Says Being Called Satanists ‘Helped’ Black Sabbath
Guitarist recalls his horror as negative reviews rolled in for debut album.
Sex Pistols Reported to Feature in New Biopic
Success of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ encourages filmmaker who’s working on story about Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.
Sammy Hagar Says He ‘Inherited’ His Van Halen Era Songs
Singer discusses the “magic” of ‘5150’ album on its 33rd anniversary.