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.
Jimmy Page Recalls the First Time He Met Jeff Beck
Guitarist recalls immediate bond, leading to a gift of the guitar that powered Led Zeppelin's first album.
How Queen and David Bowie Put Themselves ‘Under Pressure’
Brian May recalls challenges of collaborative track where Bowie finally took control.
David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Returns as a TV Show
CBS All Access says the series will explore the "next chapter" of director Nicolas Roeg's 1976 movie.
Sammy Hagar Recalls Disastrous Show Opening for Kiss
He was scheduled for 10 performances. There would only be one.
K.K. Downing Gives Up on Judas Priest Reunion Hopes
Guitarist says he has to “accept that and just move forward” eight years after he quit.
John Fogerty Is First Artist to Quit Woodstock 50
No previously announced musician is contractually obliged to appear at festival in new location.
Black Sabbath Started Wearing Crosses to Ward Off Curse
Geezer Butler recalls early moment when his band was targeted by occult group.
How Roger Daltrey Angered Pete Townshend Over New Who Album
Singer explains the difficulties of “climbing in” to guitarist’s songs.
Listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Proud Mary’ at Woodstock
John Fogerty explains why his band didn’t appear in iconic festival movie as release of live set approaches.
Robert Plant Finally Gets $10 Concert Fee From Early Days
Led Zeppelin frontman celebrates booking agent’s success with joke at university ceremony.