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.
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.
Watch Italian Play ‘We Will Rock You’ During Coronavirus Lockdown
He performs guitar solo from Queen classic to entertain housebound Romans.
Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Most Popular Coronavirus Meme Song
Classic track helps with virus-protecting hand-washing routine.
Foo Fighters Complete 10th Album
Dave Grohl says he’s “so f---ing proud” of ‘Concrete and Gold’ follow-up.
ZZ Top’s Frank Beard Details ’70s Heroin Addiction: ‘A Regret’
Drummer admits he couldn’t afford to become an addict until big money payment in 1977.