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.
What’s in Motley Crue’s ‘Cessation of Touring’ Contract?
Did 2014 agreement really make it impossible for the band to hit the road again?
Red Hot Chill Peppers Prank Show Was Foo Fighters’ Worst Gig
Taylor Hawkins recalls being booed during 1999 concert before 500 pounds of pasta was dropped onstage.
Leaving Last Soundgarden Album Unfinished Is ‘Ridiculous’ Says Kim Thayil
Guitarist looks forward to receiving files of vocals Chris Cornell recorded before his death.
Ozzy Osbourne May Not Have Needed Serious Surgery
Wife Sharon says they were too “engulfed” in moment to ask for second opinion.
Roger Taylor Talked Taylor Hawkins Out of Joining Guns N’ Roses
Foo Fighters drummer recalls advice from Queen counterpart when late ‘90s invitation came.
How ZZ Top Found Their Trademark Studio Sound
Studio owner recalls playing trick on producer Bill Ham to secure trademark tone.
Ozzy Osbourne’s New ‘Ordinary Man’ LP Band Includes Duff McKagan, Chad Smith
Duff McKagan and Chad Smith serve as the rhythm section throughout singer's first new album in nearly a decade.
Why Flea Removed ‘Best Parts’ From His Memoir
Red Hot Chill Peppers bassist decided to avoid “shock value” stories in book that ends as the band begins.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls Cash Fears in His Early Solo Years
Briefcase of show money was handcuffed to his wrist as he and Sharon tried to avoid being ripped off.
Kiss Have Spoken to All Former Members About Final Show
Manager Doc McGhee says band hopes to overcome challenges for “important” last concert.
Watch Eddie Vedder and Red Hot Chili Peppers Play ‘Purple Rain’
Encore performance takes place at annual Silverlake Conservatory of Music fundraiser show.
Watch K.K. Downing Perform With Megadeth’s David Ellefson
“MegaPriest” concert also featured Tim “Ripper” Owens and Les Binks.