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.
45 Years Ago: ‘Logan’s Run’ Presents Utopia With a Catch
Influential sci-fi movie explored a life of hedonism before certain death at 30.
Night Ranger’s Last-Minute Name-Change Panic
Jack Blades recalls coming up with moniker solution - even though he wasn’t convinced himself.
Watch Kiss Unmask to Play at Ace Frehley’s 1976 Wedding
Impromptu three-song set took place when their identities were still secret.
Angry Roger Waters Rejected ‘Huge’ Deal From Facebook
He calls Mark Zuckerberg an idiot after request to use “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” in social media promotional film.
Some 20th Century Rock Artists May Get Royalties for First Time
Sony Music Entertainment will start sending cash to those who never repaid their advances.
When Guns N’ Roses Helped Ian Astbury Escape from Cops
Cult guitarist Billy Duffy recalls Doors-style profanity in the ‘80s.
Small Venues Still at Risk as COVID Cash Fails to Arrive
“Not a single penny” released five months after Save Our Stages bill was passed.
Watch Andy Summers Read Story From His Book ’Fretted and Moaning’
Police guitarist shares tale of “shagged out” musician who’d had “too many shows – this should have been the day off.”
Jim Morrison’s Fame Led Dad to Offer Resignation From U.S. Navy
Doors legend's sister recalls how flag officer feared counterculture connection might “upset the apple cart” with his commanding superiors.
Beatles Movie Explores ‘Paradox’ of Their Success in India
Author and director Ajoy Bose says country took Fab Four to their hearts because they “didn’t behave like Britishers.”