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.
Why Kirk Hammett Can’t Quit Metallica
Guitarist explains why there would be no point in trying to escape band’s legacy.
Was Warrant’s ‘Cherry Pie’ Video as Sexist as It Seemed?
Notorious it may be, but the clip helped the band reach its height.
Ace Frehley Confused by People Who Call Him an Influence
Former Kiss guitarist also recalls doubts over covering Beatles classic “I’m Down" in exclusive interview.
Ozzy Osbourne No Longer Wants Another Black Sabbath Show
Frontman says band is “done” and work on new solo album remains on hold due to producer’s COVID-19.
How Iron Maiden Made ‘Mad Idea’ of Three Guitarists Work
Adrian Smith recalls first jam session of “The Wicker Man” with Dave Murray and Janick Gers.
Watch Bob Dylan and Bono in Trailer for New Jimmy Carter Film
‘Rock & Roll President’ to be screened in September, before a physical release in October.
Music Fans Attend Concert For COVID-19 Experiment
German show for 1,500 designed to track how virus can spread at indoor events.
Angus Young Still Suffers From Stage Fright
AC/DC guitarist recalls how constant-movement routine started out as self-defense.
Metallica Didn’t See James Hetfield’s Rehab Return Coming
Bandmates say it was a complete surprise when frontman suffered addiction relapse.
How the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.