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.
Adrian Smith Recalls Getting on Iron Maiden’s Nerves
Returned guitarist says he struggled with ‘No Prayer for the Dying’ material before leaving the band.
Quiet Riot to Continue With Late Frankie Banali’s Blessing
Band announces tour dates running until October 2021.
Little Richard Song Chosen as New ‘Monday Night Football’ Theme
Revamped version of “Rip It Up” will open show during new season.
Kool and the Gang Co-Founder Ronald Bell Dead at 68
Multi-instrumentalist co-wrote hits including “Celebration,” “Ladies’ Night” and “Jungle Boogie.”
Ace Frehley Confused by People Who Call Him an Influence
Former Kiss guitarist also recalls doubts over covering Beatles classic “I’m Down" in exclusive interview.
Mick Jagger Admits the Rolling Stones Have Been ‘Lazy’
Singer cites example of lost ‘Goats Head Soup’ tracks and also says people should take his quotes with “pinch of salt.”
How Roger Dean Accidentally Named a Yes Album
Band was “bemused” when artist presented his cover design for ‘Heaven & Earth.’
Why Didn’t Marc Bolan Break America?
Elton John compares T. Rex icon to Prince, while The Edge recalls his influence and Joan Jett discusses his lack of impact in the U.S.
Chris Cornell Tribute Show ‘Awkward’ for Soundgarden
Guitarist Kim Thayil still glad that they regrouped after singer’s death.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls ‘Peaceful’ Murder Bid on Sharon
Black Sabbath icon was on drugs when he choked his wife in 1989.