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.
40 Years Ago: Bon Scott Begins His Final Tour With AC/DC
“Highway to Hell” road trip secured band's future - but not their singer's.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release Backstage Argument as B-Side
“Mission From ‘Arry” was recorded by Bruce Dickinson as Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain fought over stage incident.
Jimmy Page Loses Planning Battle with Neighbor
After fight with Robbie Williams, Led Zeppelin guitarist objected to plans for three 20" high trellises.
Duane Allman’s ‘Layla’ Guitar Sells for $1.25 Million
The 1957 Gibson Les Paul had been with same owner since 1977.
Watch Billy Idol and Bryan Adams Duet on ‘C’mon Everybody’
Pair performs Eddie Cochran classic on double-header tour.
Robert Plant Recalls Being Told to Stop Singing ‘Weird S—’
Singer’s label boss Ahmet Ertegun inspired Honeydrippers EP of ‘50s and ‘60s classics.
‘Abbey Road’ Artist Was Told He’d Destroyed the Beatles
John Kosh recalls angry call from record label boss after LP was designed without any text on the cover.
James Hetfield on ‘…And Justice For All’ Mix – ‘We Were Fried. We Were Burnt’
Metallica frontman reflects on mixing decisions that keep returning to haunt the band.
How ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ Became Joan Jett’s Hugest Song
The 1988 song went from moderate hit to football anthem decades later.
Listen to Unreleased Bruce Springsteen Song ‘I’ll Stand by You’
Piece written for Harry Potter movie appears on ‘Blinded by the Light’ soundtrack.