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.
Bob Seger’s Oceanic Leap for ‘The Fire Down Below’
Blue-collar icon looked to Scotland and England for inspiration that created song about prostitution.
Did Industry Politics Sour Steve Perry-Neal Schon Relationship?
Journey guitarist regrets dramatic changes that took place while former singer was promoting solo album ‘Traces.’
Vince Neil Mourns Loss of ‘Brutally Murdered’ Dog
Motley Crue singer accuses neighbors of covering up truth behind death of six-year-old pet.
New ZZ Top Album Could Contain Song They Started 50 Years Ago
Billy Gibbons says work will soon commence on record that might include Jeff Beck guest spot.
Tom Petty’s Family Hits Donald Trump With Cease and Desist Notice
President did not have family's permission to use “I Won’t Back Down” at campaign rally.
Dee Snider Survived Because He’s an ‘Anti Rock Star’
Frontman reveals that the first major purchase he made after Twisted Sister rose up the charts wasn't a fancy car or huge mansion.
How Prince Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More’
Heartbreakers leader had key 'Purple Rain' moment on his mind when he completed a track Stevie Nicks abandoned.
When Roger Moore Robbed James Brolin of the Chance to Be James Bond
American actor was all set to start shooting until five-movie veteran decided to return for ‘Octopussy.’
Elton John Tops Rock Earnings List
Forbes’ annual chart also features the Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Eagles, Metallica and Bon Jovi.
35 Years Ago: Tom Petty Releases a Song He Hates
“Make It Better (Forget About Me)” diverted the course of ‘Southern Accents’ album during a period of cocaine overindulgence.
Don Henley Argues for Copyright Law Change Before Congress
Eagles co-founder says current regulations are “a relic of a MySpace era in a TikTok world.”
The Day Freddie Mercury’s Mustache Appeared
Queen icon’s 1980 new look split fans and friends - but not his bandmates.