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.
Gene Simmons Said Rock Was Dead … in 1993
Vain frontman recalls surprise phone call from Kiss member as grunge movement took hold.
Paul Stanley on His Voice: ‘You Aren’t Who You Once Were’
Kiss frontman explains what he does to keep voice in shape, and comments on his band’s farewell tour stage set.
The Song Steve Miller Wrote to Kick Pink Floyd ‘In the Butt’
He recalls how plans for a 1975 Knebworth festival appearance came together just as he’d hoped.
Paul Rodgers Recalls Surprise Success of ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’
Bad Company frontman says song was written quite easily and he wasn’t prepared for the love it received.
Sammy Hagar to Take Time Off if Michael Anthony Rejoins Van Halen
Singer says he’ll put the Circle on hold for bassist if reunion takes place.
Queen and Adam Lambert Documentary to Air in April
Two-hour production ‘The Show Must Go On’ follows singer’s rise to fame with Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Jeff Lynne Wrote ELO’s First Hit to Prove a Point to His Dad
Band leader recalls criticism that led to the creation of “Can’t Get It Out of My Head.”
30 Years Ago: Metallica Lose Metal Grammy to Jethro Tull
An attempt to appear up-to-date backfired in 1989 when prog-rock icons were given award instead of heavier favorites.
Vivian Campbell Says ‘Good Is Never Good Enough’ for Def Leppard
Guitarist explains why “thoroughly unique” veterans continually reinvent their stage show.
Glenn Frey’s ‘El Blurto’ Songwriting Experience
Eagles icon coined phrase for emotional experience of working alongside co-writer Jack Tempchin.