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.
Rudy Sarzo Had to Leave Ozzy Osbourne After Randy Rhoads Died
Bassist lost joy of performing “quickly” following tour tragedy.
Metallica Wanted Rob Trujillo’s Million-Dollar Deal Out of Movie
‘Some Kind of Monster’ director recalls hours of tension until James Hetfield had “moment of clarity.”
San Francisco Musicians in Line for Guaranteed Income
Test program aims to help rebuild arts industry after pandemic, following positive results from previous experiment.
Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica
Singer confirms collaboration with metal band took place during pandemic lockdown.
Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Handed Warrant a Plate of His S—
Drummer took young band to task after members trashed a dressing room.
45 Years Ago: Shooting Starts on ‘Star Wars’
George Lucas endured a difficult first day in the Tunisian desert but went on to make movie history anyway.
Why Elton John Faced Backlash to Stand by Eminem at the Grammys
Rock veteran faced ire of rights campaigners for performing “Stan” with controversial rap star.
Steel Panther Release Two Van Halen Cover Versions
They return to their roots with faithful renditions of “Beautiful Girls” and “D.O.A.”
Ronnie James Dio Demo Could Be Lost Black Sabbath Song
Stepson of late keyboardist Geoff Nicholls reveals “Slapback” from cassette containing ‘Heaven and Hell’ sessions.
Rob Zombie’s ‘Uncomfortable’ First Meeting With Ozzy Osbourne
Awkward one-to-one experience took place in Black Sabbath legend’s home.
How Axl Rose Wound Up in ‘Scooby-Doo’
Guns N’ Roses frontman was easy to work with, says showrunner.
How AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’ Left Brian Johnson ‘Heartbroken’
Singer recalls former bandmate’s negative reaction to first listen.