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 Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.
Did Industry Politics Sour Steve Perry-Neal Schon Relationship?
Journey guitarist regrets dramatic changes that took place while former singer was promoting solo album ‘Traces.’
AC/DC’s Chris Slade Recalls ‘Shock’ of Brian Johnson’s Departure
Drummer says the arrival of Axl Rose was an equal surprise during lineup turmoil of 2016.
Joe Elliott Recalls Five-Month Struggle to Save His Voice
Def Leppard singer says his doctor mentioned retirement in 2016.
When James Bond Dissed the Beatles
Both success stories began on the same day - and their paths would cross on a number of occasions.
Tom Petty’s Family Hits Donald Trump With Cease and Desist Notice
President did not have family's permission to use “I Won’t Back Down” at campaign rally.
Dee Snider Survived Because He’s an ‘Anti Rock Star’
Frontman reveals that the first major purchase he made after Twisted Sister rose up the charts wasn't a fancy car or huge mansion.
What Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax Did After the Big 4 Shows
Thrash icons first shared a stage in 2010 but soon went their separate ways again.
Watch New Roger Waters ‘Us and Them’ Clip
“Happiest Days of Our Lives / Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 & Part 3” released as home video date is announced.
Steve Vai Recalls Writing ‘Yankee Rose’ With David Lee Roth
Guitarist credits producer Ted Templeman with “money-punch suggestion” and explains how talking guitar sequence came about.
Rob Halford Believes It Was ‘Important’ to Quit Judas Priest
He compares 11-year absence to other lead singers who “went on the same self-journey.”
Listen to Tommy Lee’s Two New Songs
"Knock Me Down" and "Tops" come from the Motley Crue drummer's upcoming album 'Andro.'