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 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.
COVID-19 Roundup: ‘Fan Pod’ Concert to Go Ahead on New Date
Arkansas argument settled, as Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Megadeth, Lita Ford and the Who react to pandemic.
‘Fan Pod’ COVID-19 Concert Promoter Ordered to Call It Off
Arkansas governor issues cease-and-desist order to venue boss, who leaves tickets on sale.
COVID-19 Roundup: Queen to Stream Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Guns N’ Roses, Sammy Hagar, Extreme and John Fogerty react to pandemic, as survey suggests Americans are listening to more new music.
The Song That Kept David Lee Roth in Van Halen
Producer Ted Templeman wanted to fire singer after second show he saw but eventually became impressed by his talent.