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.
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.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls Cocaine Trip With Lemmy Kilmister
Shows with Motorhead were canceled after the pair indulged for a week.
How Ozzy Osbourne Accidentally Called the Cops on Himself
Story of trying to snort a large bowl of cocaine as officers approached Bel Air house inspired new song “It’s a Raid.”
The Time Gene Simmons Issued a Bomb Threat
Hotel staff called SWAT team after he vowed to blow up building.
Bruce Dickinson Joins the Royal Air Force
Iron Maiden singer becomes honorary group captain and plans to join service sword fencing team.
Tool’s ’10,000 Days’ Is Now 5,000 Days Old: What’s Happened Since?
A look back at the band’s 13-year journey from fourth to fifth album ... and beyond.
Faith No More Don’t Feel ‘Dirty’ About Touring Without New Music
Keyboardist Roddy Bottom says he’s over feeling bad as 2020 live dates approach.
Queen Miracle Express Lego Set Could Become Reality
Fan-submitted idea based on “Breakthru” video closes in on voting target that can lead to its release.
Tom Petty’s Widow and Daughters to Manage His Estate Together
Differences settled as parties say they acted badly as result of “intense grief.”
Three Things Nicko McBrain Doesn’t Like About Iron Maiden Tour
“Nasty” Eddie, Spitfire and Bruce Dickinson’s flamethrower cause problems for drummer.
The Best $10 Million Motley Crue Ever Spent
Band manager says buying their catalog back has given them the power to cash in on ‘The Dirt’ success.
Tommy Lee Stuck for Stage Stunt on Reunion Tour
Motley Crue drummer isn’t sure “what’s left to do” on 2020 road trip with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett.