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.
Rock Pioneer Dave Bartholomew Dies at 100
Bandleader, writer and producer had hits with Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and was covered by Elvis Presley and many others.
Gibson Guitar Brand Sues Competitor Dean
Allegations laid over instrument shapes and trademarks.
Freddie Mercury’s ’Time’ Could Have Been Queen Song
Writer Dave Clark recalls 1986 track that’s been released in new version, after he tried to make it happen for decades.
Kiss to Appear in Biopic About First Label Boss
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley actors will join End of the Road tour for movie about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.
Metallica Saved by the Rolling Stones, Says Lars Ulrich
Drummer recalls how invitation to play alongside British icons gave thrash giants “the way to start it back up again” after near split.
Motley Crue Stars Blast ‘Bottom of the Barrel’ Reelz Documentary
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil have expressed their displeasure with the Reelz 'Breaking the Band' episode about their band.
Paul Rodgers Recalls First Time Free Played ‘All Right Now’
Signature song went down so well they had to play it twice.
How the Eagles’ ‘Those Shoes’ Was Inspired by Jazz and Joe Walsh
Don Felder recalls wanting to tie in Miles Davis and talkbox for dueling effect on track from ‘The Long Run.’
David Ellefson Recalls When Nikki Sixx Was Pronounced Dead
Megadeth bassist was in hotel room next to Motley Crue counterpart when “Kickstart My Heart” moment took place.
Brian May Says Queen Were ‘Always on the Verge of Splitting Up’
Guitarist says tension among strong personalities is what made their music so great.
Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ Passes $100 Million Box Office Mark
‘Rocketman’ studio releases “Your Song” live clip as movie tops $100 million worldwide and enters Top 10 of music biopics.
50 Years Ago: Brian Jones is Fired by the Rolling Stones
Bandmates allowed him to explain the dismissal in his own way, less than a month before his death.