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.
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Weighs In on Backing Tracks Debate
Guitarist says it’s fine to use pre-recorded audio for live shows in certain circumstances.
Lou Gramm to Release Six Songs He Started in the ‘80s
Material written for ex Foreigner singer’s solo albums will arrive in the coming months.
The Song Steve Miller Wrote to Kick Pink Floyd ‘In the Butt’
He recalls how plans for a 1975 Knebworth festival appearance came together just as he’d hoped.
Neal Schon to Complete New Album This Year
Guitarist’s schedule includes Journey, Journey Through Time and third band shows on top of ‘Universe’ release.
Freddie Mercury Predecessor Has No Hard Feelings Over ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Fictionalization
Tim Staffell understands why his departure from pre-Queen band bears little resemblance to reality.
35 Years Ago: Def Leppard End ‘Pyromania’ World Tour on a High
Massive road trip secured British band’s rise to the big time -- while Joe Elliott learned lessons the hard way.
David Bowie Biopic Announced, but Son Says It’s Not Approved
‘Stardust’ will focus on 1971 U.S. trip, while Duncan Jones insists none of his father’s music will feature.
David Bowie’s First Ziggy Stardust TV Appearance Found
Documentary maker hopes to rescue fragile video recording from the month before famous BBC show.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Execs Would Be Happy With Half Its Gross
Fox bosses hail Queen biopic producer as $800 million mark is passed.
Lindsey Buckingham Says He Doesn’t Miss Fleetwood Mac
Fired guitarist is too busy concentrating on his solo work to think about split.
Modern Queen Crowd Heard In ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Movie
Oscar-nominated sound engineer recorded 2018 audience for biopic’s Live Aid scene.