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.
Wolfgang Van Halen Plays Show Seated With Sprained Ankle
He has to wear support boot for four to six weeks after tour bus accident.
Lars Ulrich on Why Bands Should Always Change Set Lists
Metallica drummer says it’s the ideal way to avoid playing shows “on autopilot.”
Why Mike Rutherford Plays $140 Guitar at Genesis Shows
Roadie explains what’s to love about entry-level Squier instruments.
Watch Mick Jagger Respond to Paul McCartney’s ‘Cover Band’ Remark
Rolling Stones frontman takes Beatles rivalry to the stage.
Cher Sues Sonny Bono’s Widow in Royalties Dispute
Million-dollar suit filed after Mary Bono ends contracts despite divorce deal.
Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones Recalls Refusing to Join Rolling Stones
Singer reflects on what Brian Jones told him that predicted future “sad story.”
How Dave Grohl Began Getting Over Kurt Cobain’s Death
Nirvana drummer remembers “huge moment” with hitchhiker that led to Foo Fighters success.
Paul McCartney’s Deal With John Lennon Kept George Harrison ‘Out’
Early agreement about songwriting resulted in frustration detailed in ‘Get Back’ documentary.
Rolling Stones Producer Never Knew Why Charlie Watts Was a Member
Chris Kimsey recalls learning that drummer “was not like the others.”
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.