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.
35 Years Ago: Revisiting Van Halen’s Ill-Fated ‘1984’ Tour
On paper and in the bank, the band had everything going for them. Then came the 1984 Tour.
Huey Lewis and the News Sign Deal for First Album in 10 Years
10th LP due for release in the spring, although doubts remain over frontman’s ability to tour.
Ozzy Osbourne Marks Bat-Biting Anniversary with Plush Toy
Souvenir with detachable head celebrates moment he created a rock legend on stage.
Why Joe Walsh Abandoned Oboe For Guitar
Eagles icon recalls the reason he chose woodwind instrument at school - and why he changed his mind.
Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog Cap Chris Cornell Tribute Show: Videos and Set Lists
I Am the Highway concert reaches emotional and musical climax with guest-laden performances.
Did One Song Force the Collapse of Van Halen’s Original Lineup?
How arguments over “Dancing in the Street” sent David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen off in opposite directions.
Brian May Plays Himself in ‘Leaked’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Clip
Queen guitarist recalls moment where he steps in for actor Gwilym Lee after it was released by fired director Bryan Singer.
Metallica’s Enter Night Beer Hits Stores
Pilsner, previously available only at shows, to be rolled out across the world.
The Best Song From Every Def Leppard Album
The top musical moments from each of the Hall of Famers’ studio releases.
35 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue Start Debauched Tour
Eighties road trip maxed out in rock’ n’ roll excess as stars fought to outdo each other.