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.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release Backstage Argument as B-Side
“Mission From ‘Arry” was recorded by Bruce Dickinson as Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain fought over stage incident.
Watch Tesla’s New Video for ‘California Summer Song’
Track appears on band's latest album ‘Shock,’ produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen.
James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Scared Cougar With Metallica Song
Scare survivor “pleased” to discover that frontman is “great person.”
10 Years Ago: Steven Tyler’s Stage Fall Triggers Aerosmith Meltdown
By the time singer was being flown to a hospital, his bandmates had already reached a breaking point with him.
Jimmy Page Recalls the First Time He Met Jeff Beck
Guitarist recalls immediate bond, leading to a gift of the guitar that powered Led Zeppelin's first album.
Bob Seger’s Proud That ‘Like a Rock’ Sold ‘a Lot of Trucks’
He’d originally held out against Chevrolet’s request to use song in long-running ad campaign.
John Fogerty Is First Artist to Quit Woodstock 50
No previously announced musician is contractually obliged to appear at festival in new location.
Alice Cooper to Release ‘Breadcrumbs’ EP
Six-track title is “tribute to the garage rock heroes from his hometown” as 2020 studio album is also confirmed.
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.