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.
Woodstock ’69 Crowd Was Moments From ‘Mass Electrocution’
Scared that 400,000 might die as power cable disintegrated, scared that crowd might riot if the music stopped, festival organizers prepared to take their own lives.
Blue Oyster Cult Sign Deal for New Album
Half of the songs already written for 15th studio LP, due in 2020.
38 Special’s Don Barnes Recounts Horror Plane Flight
Singer and wife aboard Delta trip as engine flames out.
Aerosmith Invited to Create Broadway Show
Joe Perry hopes for time to work on band musical.
Vince Neil Loses Legal Fight With His Lawyers
Motley Crue singer claimed he’d been overbilled because of his “celebrity status.”
Watch the Who Debut New Song ‘Hero Ground Zero’
London show also features guest appearance from Eddie Vedder.
Bill Wyman Discusses Ronnie Wood’s Bass Playing
Former Rolling Stone compares his back-to-basics approach to what his onetime bandmate would play.
When Mark Knopfler and Sting Connected for ‘Money for Nothing’
Dire Straits frontman recalls perfect match for Police counterpart’s voice - and doesn’t regret having to share writing credits.
Gibson Guitar Brand Sues Competitor Dean
Allegations laid over instrument shapes and trademarks.
No Beatles, No Oasis: The Best Joke in ‘Yesterday’
New movie deletes the Gallaghers’ band from a world without the Fab Four - but what’s the real connection between the two bands?