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 Robert Plant and Prince Shared a Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin singer and the Purple One exchanged warms words - although late legend was less taken with Jimmy Page.
When Brian May Thought Queen’s Live Aid Was ‘Kind of Okay’
Guitarist reflects on how the band didn’t realize what it had achieved in 1985.
Watch Phil Collins in Lost Footage of Pre-Fame Band Flaming Youth
Restored TV performance was shot the year before he joined Genesis.
Bee Gees HBO Documentary to Be Released in December
Watch trailer for ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ ahead of premiere.
The Phone Call That Began the End of Sammy Hagar and Van Halen
2AM conversation in 1995 reminded singer of the way he was thrown out of Montrose.
Bernie Taupin Didn’t Want Elton John Box Set Released
Lyricist feared that putting out the duo’s early songs would leave him “embarrassed.”
Watch Bruce Springsteen React to Getting His Own Emoji
Bemused Boss admits he’s “not really sure what that exactly means.”
Why Bon Jovi Needed Help After ‘New Jersey’
Frontman Jon recalls surviving burnout after making it big.
Elton John Slams Rod Stewart Retirement ‘Lecture’
Old friends’ falling-out extends to pages of John’s new paperback.
Pete Townshend Turned Down Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ Invite
The Who guitarist recommended Eddie Van Halen, who played solo on groundbreaking hit single.