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.
How Elvis Presley Helped Cheap Trick – Twice
Rick Nielsen recalls his career highs fueled by Presley.
Why Eddie Van Halen Buried His ‘Van Halen II’ Guitar With Dimebag Darrell
Touching 2004 tribute was recognition of originality between artists who would have become close friends.
U2, Rolling Stones, Journey and Def Leppard in Top Rock Tours List
Eagles, Foo Fighters and Elton John also appear on 2018 chart.
Rock History Rewritten for Kids in Book Series
“Don’t Fear The Dark” recounts genre’s part in rhyme, with colorful illustrations.
Queen Sells: Why You Hear So Much Freddie Mercury Music in Ads
What makes their songs so popular with advertisers?
George Thorogood Recalls His Street Musician Days
He bottomed out after an aborted attempt to join John Lee Hooker’s band in the early ‘70s.
Listen to Dream Theater’s New Track ‘Untethered Angel’
The band's 14th studio album will arrive in February, followed by a North American tour.
Gene Simmons Accused of Sexual Misconduct
The allegations involve an employee at one of Kiss' Rock & Brews restaurants.
How Chrissie Hynde Wrote ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ for John McEnroe
Pretenders leader recalls writing song for tennis star.
Ace Frehley Didn’t Realize He’d Rewritten Kiss’ ‘Beth’
His solo single "Rockin’ With the Boys" covers similar ground, but the former Kiss guitarist didn't notice.