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.
Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar Sells for $6 Million
Auction breaks five records as new owner says he’ll use instrument to help music industry recover from COVID-19.
Why Alice Cooper Band Wouldn’t Write ‘School’s Out’ Now
Drummer Neal Smith accepts social changes have made 1972 song “politically incorrect.”
Black Sabbath Release Black Lives Matter Shirt
Logo in the ‘Masters of Reality’ style matches the one worn by Tom Morello.
Neil Peart’s Death Took Away Alex Lifeson’s Motivation
Rush guitarist knows his desire to play will return, but doubts he and Geddy Lee will reunite.
20 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Return With ‘The Wicker Man’
Six-piece lineup stated its intentions with first single from ‘Brave New World’ a year after Bruce Dickinson’s return.
Joe Walsh Becomes Public Radio DJ
Eagles guitarist chooses to host show on station that “serves the community I live in.”
Dave Grohl’s ‘Mortifying’ Experience of ‘Times Like These’ Cover
Foo Fighters leader got it wrong when asked to contribute to COVID-19 fundraising single.
COVID-19 Roundup: Queen and Adam Lambert Perform ‘You Are the Champions’
Band and singer Adam Lambert deliver lockdown version of classic song - with one important lyric change.
COVID-19 Roundup: Pandemic Brought Tony Iommi Closer to Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Megadeth, Melvins, Grateful Dead, Radiohead and others respond to global emergency.
When Dave Grohl Jammed With Prince and No One Saw It
Foo Fighters leader recalls dream-come-true moment, even if it wasn’t quite what he’d expected.
Jason Newsted Recalls Three-Hour Gig With Ozzy Osbourne
Former Metalliica bassist recalls having to play a song he’d never rehearsed in front of 22,000 people.
Concert Audiences May Not Return After Coronavirus
Survey suggests 56 percent could avoid buying tickets for months ... or maybe forever.