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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Struggle to Bring ‘Free Bird’ to Comeback Tour
Guitarist Gary Rossington delivered ultimatum to singer Johnny Van Zant as band struggled through road trip 10 years after plane crash.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce U.S. Tour
Month-long fall road trip is titled ‘Just Trust’ in answer to questions about set lists.
How Faith No More Knew they Wanted Mike Patton for ‘The Real Thing’
They’d loved singer’s Mr. Bungle demo tape - then he told them the band didn’t sound like that anymore.
When Mark Knopfler and Sting Connected for ‘Money for Nothing’
Dire Straits frontman recalls perfect match for Police counterpart’s voice - and doesn’t regret having to share writing credits.
Rock Pioneer Dave Bartholomew Dies at 100
Bandleader, writer and producer had hits with Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and was covered by Elvis Presley and many others.
Mick Jagger’s 5AM Rally Saved the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock And Roll Circus’
Movie director Michael Lindsay-Hogg recalls how frontman drove tired and sick bandmates through “Sympathy For the Devil” in 1968.
Tom Petty, Soundgarden, Hole Lawyers Launch Lawsuit over Universal Master Tapes Fire
Class-action claim seeks more than half of label’s insurance payments as result of 2008 blaze.
Gibson Guitar Brand Sues Competitor Dean
Allegations laid over instrument shapes and trademarks.
Brian May Explains Difference Between Adam Lambert and Paul Rodgers
Guitarist celebrates younger singer’s abilities and explains why stint with Free frontman had to end.
Kiss to Appear in Biopic About First Label Boss
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley actors will join End of the Road tour for movie about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.