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.
Eagles Planned How to Play Shows with Sick or Angry Members
Bernie Leadon says “consistency and discipline” helped make the band’s name.
Phil Collins Letter Helped Kick-Start Rick Allen’s Recovery
Def Leppard drummer read supportive note soon after losing arm in car crash.
Elton John ‘Never Really Wanted to Take Drugs’
He wishes he had refused his first-ever line of cocaine, admitting it affected quality of his work.
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.
Steve Perry Announces Holiday Album ‘The Season’
Listen to "I'll Be Home for Christmas" from LP that singer hopes will make fans feel "teleported."
That Time Peter Frampton Wrote Two Hits in One Day
He came up with “Show Me the Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way” at Bahamas hideaway.
When Bruce Springsteen First Heard Himself on the Radio
The Boss recalls moment of “shock and ecstasy” as he confirms plans to tour with the E Street Band.
Paul McCartney Gets Richer Because Others Sold Their Catalogs
Annual list from The Sunday Times adds millions to wealth of veteran artists who haven’t cut publishing deals.
How Peter Gabriel’s ‘So’ Artwork Defined Him for a Decade
Designer Peter Saville was called in after time and money was used up for 1986 album.
Duran Duran Believe Andy Taylor Was Key to U.S. Success
Brits say former guitarist brought crossover elements to their new wave sound.