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.
25 Years Ago: ’12 Monkeys’ Predicts the Pandemic
Terry Gilliam’s complex sci-fi hit turned out to be a warning from movie history.
Watch Brian May and Roger Taylor’s New Year’s Eve TV Appearance
Queen members take part in star-studded rendition of Japanese hit “Endless Rain.”
‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ Nearly Didn’t Make ‘The Sopranos’ Finale
Showrunner David Chase chose Journey classic from shortlist because his crew told him not to.
Kiss Confirm New Years’ Eve Show World Records
‘Kiss 2020 Goodbye’ show scores two entries for pyro effects while third awaits verification.
When DJs Saved AC/DC from an Early Flop by Flipping a Single Over
A-side of breakout 45 made Angus Young think: “Who in their right mind would want this to go out?”
Rob Halford Recalls ‘Xenophobic’ Disco Demolition Night Stunt
Judas Priest singer says infamous 1979 moment carried anti-gay sentiments.
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.
First U.S. Social Distancing Concert Remains in Doubt
Performer doesn’t think “fan pod” show will take place as a result of coronavirus rules, but promoter insists it will.
Former Bad Company Singer Brian Howe Dead at 66
Vocalist fronted band for five albums in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Lockdown Sends Album Sales to All-Time Low But Vinyl Stays Strong
Coronavirus restrictions give rise to estimated smallest retail week since LP format began.
How Freddie Mercury Teased Elton John Backstage at Live Aid
Queen frontman criticized old friend’s hat after being complimented over iconic performance.
Rick Wakeman Calls Yes ‘Union’ Album a ‘Disgrace’
Keyboardist hated 1991 LP but loved the tour that followed, even though he knew he’d be dismissed when it ended.