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 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.
Did Industry Politics Sour Steve Perry-Neal Schon Relationship?
Journey guitarist regrets dramatic changes that took place while former singer was promoting solo album ‘Traces.’
AC/DC’s Chris Slade Recalls ‘Shock’ of Brian Johnson’s Departure
Drummer says the arrival of Axl Rose was an equal surprise during lineup turmoil of 2016.
Joe Elliott Recalls Five-Month Struggle to Save His Voice
Def Leppard singer says his doctor mentioned retirement in 2016.
Why Alice Cooper Band Wouldn’t Write ‘School’s Out’ Now
Drummer Neal Smith accepts social changes have made 1972 song “politically incorrect.”
Hear Neil Peart Narrate Inspirational Video
Rush drummer co-wrote "Growth Rings," an exploration of how “music marks moments in our lives.”
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.
When Peter Criss Sabotaged His ‘Last Chance’ With Kiss
Drummer arrived at audition with music stand and pretended he could read sheet music.
Doors Will Be Subject of ‘Morrison Hotel’ Comic Book
Biographical story will be written by Leah Moore, daughter of comics legend Alan Moore.
Listen to a New Metallica Song Written by a Bot
“Deliverance Rides” is latest release from YouTuber who’s had computers write AC/DC and Nickelback tracks.