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.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Plays Ted Nugent in ‘Reno 911!’ Return
Parody star reveals picture of himself in stars-and-stripes hat and shirt.
Frankie Banali GoFundMe Page Launches to Help Pay Medical Bills
Fans offer support after coronavirus cancellations leave Quiet Riot member struggling with cancer-treatment costs.
Most Fans Won’t Buy Show Tickets Before COVID-19 Cure
Forty percent of those who regularly attend events will wait for vaccine, study suggests, while at least 80 percent will return eventually.
New Book Says Eddie Van Halen Once Put a Gun to Fred Durst’s Head
Video director tells how friendly jam session with Limp Bizkit spiraled out of control in early ‘00s.
Why REO Speedwagon’s ‘Time for Me to Fly’ Took 10 Years to Write
Frontman Kevin Cronin recalls roots of 1978 single.
When Eddie Van Halen’s ‘SNL’ Guest Spot Didn’t Go as Planned
Unplanned appearance that went perfectly in dress rehearsal left him “upset,” G.E. Smith recalled.
COVID-19 Roundup: Hospital Plays Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ as Patients Leave
Steve Perry, Duff McKagan, Bumblefoot, Peter Gabriel and others react to pandemic.
How Journey Helped Bryan Adams Reach No.1 With ‘Heaven’
Canadian borrowed drummer Steve Smith for song that was inspired by his band’s hit “Faithfully.”
How the Who Caught the Beatles Swearing Instead of Singing Lyrics
John Entwistle’s memoir reveals Fab Four’s foul-mouthed performance to room of screaming fans.
Why Tony Iommi Walked Out of Jethro Tull Audition
Black Sabbath guitarist recalls how short tenure with Ian Anderson’s band almost never happened.