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.
The Night the Rolling Stones Met the Beatles
Bill Wyman shares memory of looking up during show and seeing “four silhouetted leather-clad persons” in crowd.
Queen Become First Band on U.K. Coin
50th anniversary collectables designed by fan who works at Royal Mint.
Neil Peart’s Life ‘Ended the Way He Wanted’ Says Friend
Donna Halper, who helped Rush get their U.S. record deal, hails late drummer’s bravery.
Rush Music Sales Rise by More Than 2,000 Percent
Neil Peart’s death means albums and songs are expected to return to charts.
Listen to Unreleased Live Version of Cream’s ‘Crossroads’
Performance from 1968 included on upcoming ‘Goodbye Tour Live’ box set.
30 Years Ago: ‘The Simpsons’ Avoids Disaster With First Regular Episode
“Bart the Genius” aired after animated show was nearly abandoned.
Neil Peart: Family Man
From his parents to the tragedy of his first family and the creation of his second, late Rush drummer lived for his relatives.
Richard Fortus Watched Another Band During Guns N’ Roses Show
Guitarist was keeping up with Tame Impala’s set during his band’s show at Austin City Limits.
Ozzy Osbourne Reveals ‘Ordinary Man’ Album Details
February release features guest appearances from Elton John and Slash, with Duff McKagan and Chad Smith.
Robert Plant Might Use Podcasts to Release Unheard Music
Singer reflects on “double-edged sword” experience of talking about his songs in ‘Digging Deep’ shows.