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.
Rob Zombie’s ‘Uncomfortable’ First Meeting With Ozzy Osbourne
Awkward one-to-one experience took place in Black Sabbath legend’s home.
Alice Cooper Says Rock Is Not Dead, It’s Where It Should Be
He believes Gene Simmons’ famous comment applies only in business sense.
How Michael McDonald Almost Didn’t Write ‘What a Fool Believes’
He recalls getting his original lyric scribble back after six-year round trip.
How Axl Rose Wound Up in ‘Scooby-Doo’
Guns N’ Roses frontman was easy to work with, says showrunner.
Watch Lost Fan Footage of Led Zeppelin in 1972
Clip from New Zealand show was forgotten for nearly 50 years before archivist added audio.
When Tom Morello Became a Stripper to Buy a Hot Tub
Rage Against the Machine guitarist recalls desperate attempt to improve his dating life.
Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Tech Explains That ‘Jump’ Disaster
Roadie recalls drama and aftermath of “sore point” 2007 incident.
Why Joe Walsh, John Entwistle Supergroup Lasted Just Five Shows
The Best singer Rick Livingstone recalls short-lived superstar experience in 1990.
Could Brian Wilson, Barry Gibb Love-In Lead to Collaboration?
Beach Boy and Bee Gee share messages of mutual appreciation on social media.
When Chrissie Hynde Gave $100k of Rush Limbaugh’s Money to PETA
Pretenders leader established middle ground with right-wing radio host who had a fan in her dad.
Ozzy Osbourne: Cocaine Became ‘Misery Beyond Belief’
Black Sabbath singer regrets starting to use the drug as the band made ‘Vol. 4.’
Why Dave Grohl Didn’t Abandon the Foo Fighters for Tom Petty
He says an invitation to tour as the Heartbreakers’ drummer would have made him “sad.”