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.
45 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Attends Tense Kiss Audition
It wasn’t love at first sight – and indeed, Kiss guitarist Ace “Space Ace” Frehley’s relationship with colleagues Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley was often going to be tense.
Zakk Wylde Says His Drinking Problem Began with Ozzy Osbourne
Guitarist recalls joining Black Sabbath icon’s band at the age of 19: “like ‘Animal House’ on steroids.”
Joe Elliott Criticizes AC/DC’s Handling of Brian Johnson’s Hearing Problems
Def Leppard frontman discusses lineup change after deafness warning: “I wouldn’t have done it like that.”
Ringo Starr’s Knighthood Is Confirmed by the Queen
Paul McCartney congratulates his Beatles bandmate as Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb is also listed for the honor.
Why Kiss Didn’t Sue Bruce Springsteen Over ‘Outlaw Pete’
Gene Simmons explains his band's reason for not pursuing the Boss in court over his track "Outlaw Pete," which bears resemblance to "I Was Made for Lovin' You."
Gene Simmons is a ‘Consent Addict,’ Says Son Nick
Kiss star’s kid says he’s “not gonna turn a blind eye” if his dad is guilty of sexual misconduct.
Dire Straits Rock Hall Reunion Comes Down to Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits bassist John Illsley vowed to persuade band leader Mark Knopfler to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Wolfgang Van Halen Releases Clip From New Solo Album
Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang Van Halen has released a short clip of the solo album he’s been working on for some time.
Watch Robert Plant and Chrissie Hynde Perform in London
They got together for a live version of a song Robert Plant used to perform "when I was a kid, before I was a singer."
Eric Clapton Recalls Most Satisfying Moment of His Career
Eric Clapton compared his approach to making music to working on a puzzle that’s never completed – but he can point to one moment when he felt he had achieved a level of satisfaction.