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.
Ozzy Osbourne Wanted Jake E. Lee Back for ‘Scream’ Album
Former guitarist reveals he was asked to rejoin for 2010 LP that wound up featuring Gus G.
Paul McCartney Recalls ‘Writing Fast’ With John Lennon
Beatles duo used to get excited at the idea of having a whole week to write an album.
Geddy Lee Looks Back at Rush’s ‘Biggest Hindrance to Mass Success’
Frontman says approach to writing was also their “saving grace” as he discusses 'Hemispheres' anniversary edition.
How Naughty-Boy Moment Inspired Jon Bon Jovi to Learn Guitar
He recalls chore-avoiding escapade that alerted him to his future.
Bob Dylan Collaborators Recall Intense ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Session
Keyboardist and engineer look back on moments of irony and humor as groundbreaking album began to take shape.
Ted Nugent ‘Not Good Enough’ for Hall of Fame, Says David Crosby
Two-time inductee responds to guitarist’s claim that everybody believes he should be inducted.
Tom Petty Hometown Park Renamed in His Honor
Dedication ceremony takes place on what would have been his 68th birthday.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Deadly Infection Could Have Come From Fan
Recovery continues after thumb swelled up to “the size of a f---ing light bulb.”
Joe Elliott Recalls Rick Allen’s Fight Back from Arm Loss
Def Leppard frontman admits he thought “that’s the drugs talking” when drummer said he’d play again days after accident.
Ritchie Blackmore’s Trial by Fire for Supporting Guitarists
Ex-Dio member Craig Goldy recalls being forbidden to play solos, and how he broke rules to befriend Deep Purple icon.