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: REO Speedwagon Release Second No. 1, ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’
Kevin Cronin struggled with song for 10 years and hated its title, but it became a classic power ballad.
Ozzy Osbourne Thanks Fans for Parkinson’s Disease Support
Stricken singer says goodwill “means the world” to him after revealing diagnosis.
The Night the Rolling Stones Met the Beatles
Bill Wyman shares memory of looking up during show and seeing “four silhouetted leather-clad persons” in crowd.
How Norman Greenbaum Wrote ‘Spirit in the Sky’ in 15 Minutes
He recalls lyrics coming together quickly, including a line that offended some people.
Phil Collins Recalls Offering to Quit Genesis to Join the Who
Drummer tells of being beaten to Keith Moon’s job by Kenney Jones and complex practical joke George Harrison played on him.
Bret Michaels to Undergo Skin Cancer Surgery
Poison singer aims for “awesome” year despite health setback.
Elton John Says ‘Diva’ Reputation Came From Drugs
He describes first use of cocaine as “worst decision of my life.”
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Members Recall Bands’ Car Crashes
Nikki Sixx and Joe Elliott recall how incidents involving Vince Neil and Rick Allen affected them.
Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield to Lead Eddie Money Tribute Show
February concert also features George Thorogood, John Waite and Mickey Thomas, with more to be announced.
David Lee Roth Says Eddie Van Halen Is ‘Not Doing Well’
Singer “officially apologizes” for success of band’s first seven years.