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.
When Bon Scott Helped Out Struggling Def Leppard
Joe Elliott recalls what he learned during 1979 support tour.
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.
Watch Wolfgang Van Halen Join Guns N’ Roses on Stage
He guests on “Paradise City” at end of Florida show.
Why Freddie Mercury Wouldn’t Let Queen Write Political Songs
Roger Taylor says late frontman would never forgive him if he became too “preachy.”
Lindsey Buckingham ‘Fine’ with Fleetwood Mac ‘Covers Band’ Lineup
Fired guitarist still hopes for reunion, even if it’s for a farewell tour.
Roger Waters ‘Went Apes—’ Over Kids Picked for ‘The Wall’ Show
He recalls looking at San Diego choir and thinking: “These are not my kids.”
Iron Maiden’s ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’ Tease Was Last-Minute Fix
Bruce Dickinson says poster image was added to “The Writing on the Wall” video after directors missed a key moment.
Watch ZZ Top Perform Without Injured Dusty Hill
Longtime guitar tech stands in after bassist is sidelined with “hip issue.”
Why Robert Plant Hates the Ukulele
Singer recalls on-tour experience and reinforces his refusal to write a memoir.
Steel Panther Announce Departure of Bassist Lexxi Foxx
Statement claims he wants to focus on “making ugly dogs pretty.”