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.
35 Years Ago: Cliff Burton’s Final Metallica Show
Rising stars had enjoyed a positive day before the bus crash that changed everything.
Freddie Mercury’s ‘Wonderful Solution’ for Equality in Queen
Roger Taylor admits four-way split deal “didn’t go that well for me.”
ZZ Top Warns Fans About ‘Outrageous’ Fake Dusty Hill Merchandise
Band tell fans to avoid "sad and unfortunate" scams.
Why Steven Van Zandt Quit the E Street Band
“Underboss” says he should “never have left” as he details departure and return in new book.
Bruce Dickinson Wants to Sing Iron Maiden ‘Rarities’ on Tour
Singer picks three classic tracks he’d love to perform live.
Bruce Dickinson’s ‘Final Countdown’ COVID Hell
Iron Maiden singer spent early lockdown hearing bad saxophonist playing “world’s worst” cover of Europe classic.
Eric Carr’s Sister Recalls His Final Kiss Video
Cancer-stricken drummer had to wear wig for “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” promo shoot.
INXS’s Tim Farriss Lost ‘More Than a Finger’ in Boat Accident
Guitarist waits for decision in “career-ending injury” case.
Is Deep Purple’s New Album Called ‘Turning to Crime’?
Countdown teaser reaches zero on Oct. 6.
Bruce Dickinson Recalls ‘Distressing’ Termination as Pilot
Iron Maiden singer compares running aviation business to running the band.
Dee Snider Says Twisted Sister Royalty Checks Are a ‘Joke’
Band didn’t get a penny until 1998 despite selling millions of albums, singer reports.
Why Steven Van Zandt Had to ‘Bring Bad News’ to Bruce Springsteen
E Street Band guitarist says he had “obligation” to argue against 1987 track “Ain’t Got You.”