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 Bruce Springsteen Discovered He Was Trying to Be His Dad
The Boss struggled to find happiness after troubled childhood.
Blue Oyster Cult Hit Upset Drummer Albert Bouchard’s Girlfriend
She thought “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was his way of saying he wanted to break up.
Robert Trujillo Recalls Opening for ‘Kind’ Metallica
Bassist toured with his future bandmates in 1993.
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.
Wolfgang Van Halen ‘Not Okay’ a Year After Eddie’s Death
Late guitar legend’s son asks him to “watch over me” in emotional tribute message.
Watch Wolfgang Van Halen Join Guns N’ Roses on Stage
He guests on “Paradise City” at end of Florida show.
What the Beatles Said About George Harrison Quitting
Biographer reveals unexpected conversation during lunch the day after 1969 disagreement.
Roger Waters ‘Went Apes—’ Over Kids Picked for ‘The Wall’ Show
He recalls looking at San Diego choir and thinking: “These are not my kids.”
‘You Ain’t the First’ Became Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Drunken Pirate Song’
They tracked “You Ain’t the First” after a boozy afternoon, despite producer trying to send them home.
Dee Snider Says Twisted Sister Royalty Checks Are a ‘Joke’
Band didn’t get a penny until 1998 despite selling millions of albums, singer reports.