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.
Carl Palmer Says ELP Music ‘Demanded’ Complex Shows Despite Cost
Drummer admits elaborate touring meant they were “never the richest guys in the world.”
Why Rock Hall’s All-Star Charlie Watts Tribute Jam Didn’t Happen
Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine says rehearsal for closeout song was a highlight of their induction experience.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke ‘Basically Invented Twitter’
He recalls “complete creative block” after ‘OK Computer’ that led him to focus on other artistic outlets.
Billy Idol on His Drug Battle: ‘Addicts, We’re Very Clever’
He says he’s “not 100 percent” after spending years to develop “discipline.”
How Phil Lynott Kept Sabotaging Thin Lizzy Interviews
Scott Gorham recalls trying to prevent front man from giving Irish history lessons on American radio.
When Eric Clapton Felt ‘Insulted’ by Eddie Van Halen, Brian May
They hoped Slowhand would enjoy his ’Star Fleet Project’ dedication - but he didn’t.
Keith Richards Says Charlie Watts Is ‘Smiling Down’ on the Rolling Stones
Guitarist reflects on “seamless transition” to drummer Steve Jordan.
ABBA Won’t Make Any More Music, Says Benny Andersson
Unfinished songs from comeback album ‘Voyage’ will never be completed.
Elton John ‘Never Really Wanted to Take Drugs’
He wishes he had refused his first-ever line of cocaine, admitting it affected quality of his work.
David Coverdale Says Next Whitesnake Tour Is His Farewell
Singer plans one more road trip, but he’ll keep working on studio projects.
Rob Halford Recalls ‘So British’ Judas Priest Reunion Talks
Singer says discussion was “blokey” after he’d written emotional letter to bandmates.
Elton John Admits He Can Still ‘Explode at Any Moment’
He’s still working to manage temper that made him infamous in the ‘70s.