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.
Ian Anderson Felt Blamed for Metallica Grammys Upset
Jethro Tull leader recalls award presenter Alice Cooper’s reaction when they met.
Rudy Sarzo Had to Leave Ozzy Osbourne After Randy Rhoads Died
Bassist lost joy of performing “quickly” following tour tragedy.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Kiss, Alice Cooper Prop-Maker Cleve Hall Dead at 61
Acclaimed special effects artist was subject of ‘Monster Man’ reality show.
Metallica Wanted Rob Trujillo’s Million-Dollar Deal Out of Movie
‘Some Kind of Monster’ director recalls hours of tension until James Hetfield had “moment of clarity.”
Brian May and Roger Taylor Recall Chances to Quit Queen
Pre-fame guitarist was invited to join Sparks while drummer was linked to Genesis.
When Kiss Made Their National TV Debut
Paul Stanley never forgot impact of performing on Dick Clark’s ‘In Concert’ show in 1974.
The Foo Fighters Song That Started as a Joke
Dave Grohl recalls “sitting on the couch laughing” as “Love Dies Young” came together.
How Metallica Wrote a Passover Song With ‘Creeping Death’
Track from ‘Ride the Lightning’ was inspired by vision of the Biblical 10th plague on Egypt.
Why Van Halen’s ‘5150’ Made Steel Panther’s Satchel Mad
Guitarist thinks he formed his band to avoid “growing and evolving” like his heroes.
When Kiss Classic ‘God of Thunder’ Left Paul Stanley ‘Devastated’
Frontman hoped his track would become his signature song - until producer Bob Ezrin gave it to Gene Simmons.
Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Handed Warrant a Plate of His S—
Drummer took young band to task after members trashed a dressing room.