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.
How Foreigner’s Mix of Current and Old Members Overcame Hesitant Start
Singer Kelly Hansen recalls experience of present lineup working with the people they’d replaced.
Watch David Lee Roth Present Trance Remix of ‘Jump’
Van Halen singer appears with DJ Armin van Buuren for remix of classic track.
How Stevie Nicks Learned to ’Stuff’ Poetry Into Songs
Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash albums provided early influence.
Fleetwood Mac Split With Lindsey Buckingham Was ‘Only Route’
Christine McVie says reactivation of feud with Steve Nicks led band to fear a total breakup.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Responds to Oscar Criticism
John Ottman admits he hates sequence that caused complaints with 60 cuts in two minutes.
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Weighs In on Backing Tracks Debate
Guitarist says it’s fine to use pre-recorded audio for live shows in certain circumstances.
David Bowie’s First ‘Starman’ Demo Up For Auction
A friend of guitarist Mick Ronson marked this 1971 recording as “rehearsal tape,” then forgot he had it.
Gene Simmons Said Rock Was Dead … in 1993
Vain frontman recalls surprise phone call from Kiss member as grunge movement took hold.
When Jerry Lee Lewis Was Accused of Planning to Shoot Elvis Presley
Attempted final meeting between two old friends went spectacularly wrong in 1976.