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 Faith No More Knew they Wanted Mike Patton for ‘The Real Thing’
They’d loved singer’s Mr. Bungle demo tape - then he told them the band didn’t sound like that anymore.
Tom Petty, Soundgarden, Hole Lawyers Launch Lawsuit over Universal Master Tapes Fire
Class-action claim seeks more than half of label’s insurance payments as result of 2008 blaze.
Elliot Roberts, Neil Young’s Manager for 52 Years, Dies at 76
He also worked with Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Tom Petty, the Eagles, the Cars and others.
Gibson Guitar Brand Sues Competitor Dean
Allegations laid over instrument shapes and trademarks.
No Beatles, No Oasis: The Best Joke in ‘Yesterday’
New movie deletes the Gallaghers’ band from a world without the Fab Four - but what’s the real connection between the two bands?
Freddie Mercury’s ’Time’ Could Have Been Queen Song
Writer Dave Clark recalls 1986 track that’s been released in new version, after he tried to make it happen for decades.
Brian May Explains Difference Between Adam Lambert and Paul Rodgers
Guitarist celebrates younger singer’s abilities and explains why stint with Free frontman had to end.
Kiss to Appear in Biopic About First Label Boss
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley actors will join End of the Road tour for movie about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.
Watch New Version of Freddie Mercury’s ’Time Waits for No One’
Stripped-down version of 1986 single focuses on Queen icon’s voice with new piano part.
Metallica Saved by the Rolling Stones, Says Lars Ulrich
Drummer recalls how invitation to play alongside British icons gave thrash giants “the way to start it back up again” after near split.