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.
Woodstock ’69 Crowd Was Moments From ‘Mass Electrocution’
Scared that 400,000 might die as power cable disintegrated, scared that crowd might riot if the music stopped, festival organizers prepared to take their own lives.
When Robert Plant Went ‘Up My Own Rectum’ With New Technology
Singer recounts the battle to continue working after the death of Led Zeppelin bandmate John Bonham.
‘Yesterday’ Beats Expectations in Opening Weekend
Beatles-themed movie takes $17 million and lands third position, despite early predictions of $10 million.
Carlos Santana Won’t Forget First ‘Black Magic Woman’ Performance
Guitarist believes that’s the reason the song has “same results” as it did in 1970.
55 Years Ago: Beatlemania Begins to Spin Out of Control With ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
Advance radio-station play forced label to release Fab Four’s fourth album 10 days early.
Metallica Saved by the Rolling Stones, Says Lars Ulrich
Drummer recalls how invitation to play alongside British icons gave thrash giants “the way to start it back up again” after near split.
Guns N’ Roses Announce New U.S. Tour Dates
Not in This Lifetime road trip returns from September to November, including intimate Las Vegas shows.
How REO Speedwagon Found ‘Sunken Treasure’ with ‘Take It on the Run’
Singer Kevin Cronin says the hit single wasn’t meant to appear on ‘Hi Infidelity.’
David Ellefson Recalls When Nikki Sixx Was Pronounced Dead
Megadeth bassist was in hotel room next to Motley Crue counterpart when “Kickstart My Heart” moment took place.
Courtney Love Slams ‘The Dirt’ – Tommy Lee Fires Back
Motley Crue drummer responds to Hole singer describing movie as “just f–––––g dumb.”
David Crosby Explains How to Survive in Prison
He recalls his jail term and talks about fear of death and relationship trust in ‘Ask Croz’ advice video.
Why Van Halen Took Six Months to Come Up With ‘Right Now’
Sammy Hagar recalls blind spot over lead lyric and piano riff.