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 the Doors Discovered the Meaning of ‘Mr. Mojo Risin’
Jim Morrison had already used the line to help create “L.A. Woman” before he revealed it was an anagram.
Hear Neil Peart Narrate Inspirational Video
Rush drummer co-wrote "Growth Rings," an exploration of how “music marks moments in our lives.”
When Peter Criss Sabotaged His ‘Last Chance’ With Kiss
Drummer arrived at audition with music stand and pretended he could read sheet music.
Ratt’s ‘Round and Round’ Returns to Top 20 Thanks to TV Ad
“Ratt problem” commercial has aired more than 10,000 times in two months.
The Day Freddie Mercury’s Mustache Appeared
Queen icon’s 1980 new look split fans and friends - but not his bandmates.
How Kiss Fought Off Bad Record Label Advice to Create ‘Forever’
Frontman didn’t like the assumptions made about Michael Bolton’s co-writing credit.
Stewart Copeland Recalls Last Time He Saw Neil Peart
Friends gathered for late Rush drummer’s birthday four months before his death.
Watch Pat Benatar’s Video for COVID-19 Song ‘Together’
Track seeks “beauty and hope and positivity” in lockdown struggle.
Comic Book Explores ‘Paul Is Dead’ Beatles Myth
Fictional story examines what happened if McCartney really had died in 1966.
Watch Alice Cooper’s Video for New COVID-19 Song ‘Don’t Give Up’
Clip for Bob Ezrin-produced track has positive message for everyone who’s struggling.