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.
Why Flea Wants to Remake Red Hot Chili Peppers’ First Album
Bassist says he can't talk bandmates into addressing his regrets.
Anthony Kiedis Doesn’t Think He’s a Musician, Says Flea
Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates reduced each other to tears during interview for bassist's podcast series.
What Steve Vai Told John Frusciante About Bad Early Guitar Lesson
Future Red Hot Chili Peppers member was devastated by the only tutorial he ever sat through.
Mick Mars Wants to Be Lost in the Bermuda Triangle When He Dies
Embattled Motley Crue guitarist outlined posthumous wishes in new interview.
Mick Mars Outlines Solo Album ‘Another Side of Mars’
One song appears to be about his feud with former Motley Crue colleagues.
Why Black Sabbath Nearly Discarded Their Classic Song ‘Paranoid’
Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler initially refused to try out Tony Iommi’s "filler" idea.
How James Hetfield’s Car Passion Powered Metallica’s ‘Fuel’
Frontman was content to let the engines do the talking in one of the strongest songs from 'Load'/'Reload' era.
The Man Who Asked Jimi Hendrix if He’d Made a Deal With the Devil
Love guitarist Johnny Echols couldn't believe how much the late icon had advanced in just three years.
Bruce Dickinson Explains Why People Feel ‘Actively Threatened by Metal’
Iron Maiden singer says establishment doesn’t like non-disposable music.
What Aerosmith Gained From Starting Out in Gangster Territory
Their first manager was reputedly connected to mobsters. Then there was the menacing vet downstairs.
Dee Snider Explains Why Rock Stars Are Selling Their Catalogs
Twisted Sister leader cut a deal in 2015: “It’s math!”
Why AC/DC Had to Add ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Damnation’ to ‘Powerage’
Solo-free track was recorded grudgingly but gave band its first taste of chart success.