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.
David Bowie Gave Lulu a Hit and It Became One of Her Few Regrets
Scottish pop star with soulful voice recalls running from relationship in 'Young Americans' era, and the moment Jimi Hendrix trashed her TV show.
When Ace Frehley Got Upstaged After Trading Signature Sound for Free Gear
Opening act’s guitarist had the Space Ace’s audio impact - but his own new setup “sounded like shit.”
Bob Ezrin: New MC5 Album is ‘Masterful Testament to Wayne Kramer’
Producer says Heavy Lifting captures late guitarist at height of his powers, and the mantra among musical guests was “We are all MC5.”
Why Run-D.M.C. Believed ‘Walk This Way’ Would End Their Career
Instead, the 1986 collaboration with Aerosmith taught rapper Darryl McDaniels a valuable lesson.
Sammy Hagar’s Real Name Isn’t Sammy Hagar – But He’s Cool With It
Singer tells fans they shouldn’t freak out about his discovery on ‘Finding Your Roots’ show.
Woodstock Star Melanie Dead at 76
Singer hit with “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)," which she wrote about her 1969 festival experience.
Rick Wakeman Announces Final Solo Tour, with New Yes-Based Music
Keyboardist will present 30-minute sonata before going off the road to concentrate on composing and recording.
Shangri-Las Frontwoman Mary Weiss Dead at 75
Influential '60s girl group had a hit with death disc classic "Leader of the Pack."
Billy Sherwood Had to Hide Onstage Tears From Yes Fans
Chris Squire’s replacement struggled to find the balance between missing his old friend and loving the music.
The Best Show of Geddy Lee’s Life Might Not Have Been With Rush
He explains why a gig was so special and why he didn't feel so good about another one.