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.
55 Years Ago: Charlie Watts Publishes ‘Ode to a Highflying Bird’
Rolling Stones drummer paid tribute to his jazz hero in handmade work.
Kaleidoscope Co-Founder Chris Darrow Dead at 75
Psychedelic and country-rock pioneer worked with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt, Leonard Cohen and others.
Bret Michaels to Undergo Skin Cancer Surgery
Poison singer aims for “awesome” year despite health setback.
Mark Knopfler Remembers the Real Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits frontman says only “three or four” people saw London pub show despite “fictitious” claims.
When Will Ferrell Nearly Pretended to be Prince at Golden Globes
Actor thought of jumping up when real winner was nowhere to be found in 2007.
Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John Duet Makes Sharon Osbourne Cry
She says she can’t listen to “Ordinary Man” all the way through.
30 Years Ago: ‘The Simpsons’ Avoids Disaster With First Regular Episode
“Bart the Genius” aired after animated show was nearly abandoned.
Elton John Says ‘Diva’ Reputation Came From Drugs
He describes first use of cocaine as “worst decision of my life.”
Queen and Alice Cooper to Play Fire Fight Australia Concert
February event is already sold out, with profits going to disaster relief efforts.
Mike Portnoy Kept Neil Peart’s Cancer Secret for Two Years
Former Dream Theater drummer knew Rush member was severely ill, but had to remain quiet.