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.
COVID-19 Roundup: Paul McCartney and Elton John Lead TV Special
'One World' show features more big names, as Tony Iommi, Paul Stanley, Sammy Hagar, Paul Simon and others respond to pandemic.
How Art Garfunkel Chose ‘All I Know’ for His Debut Solo Single
Songwriter Jimmy Webb recalls how the singer had been “discarding songs right and left.”
Cops Bust Pink Floyd Cover Concert Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Prosecutions are possible after police break up group of adults flaunting social-responsibility rules in residential street.
How the B-52’s’ ‘Rock Lobster’ Brought John Lennon Back to Music
Former Beatle ended five-year hiatus moments after hearing New Wave single in a club.
New COVID-19 At-Home Performances: Joan Jett, Michael McDonald
Ritchie Blackmore also among latest artists to join lockdown workaround amid coronavirus restrictions.
COVID-19 Roundup: Brian May on Lessons, Pete Townshend in Studio
Queen and the Who guitarists, Elton John, Ian Anderson and Dave Mustaine react to pandemic.
Listen to Bob Dylan’s New Song, ‘Murder Most Foul’
Legendary singer-songwriter releases 17-minute track that he says fans “might find interesting.”
The Knack Give in, Change ‘My Sharona’ to ‘Bye, Corona’
Guitarists Bert Averre and Prescott Niles post virus-themed cover “because apparently there aren’t enough of them.”
Joe Satriani’s Struggle to Cancel Tour Over Coronavirus Fears
Guitarist says promoters tried to force him to show up, as Dave Grohl and James Taylor react to pandemic.
Sammy Hagar Recalls Sneaking Into Rolling Stones’ First U.S. Show
“We didn’t have any money, I’d never heard of a rock concert,” singer says of 1964 experience.
How Disney Inspired John Fogerty to Write ‘Down on the Corner’
Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman twisted a merchandise ad into a new idea.
Elton John Hopes Coronavirus Will Make Him Less Selfish
He talks up “silver lining” during lockdown, while Stevie Nicks and Radiohead respond to pandemic.