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.
Listen to Tom Petty’s ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’
Songwriter's 16-track album was part of 2020 super deluxe edition box set.
40 Years Ago: Buck Rogers Goes Out Fighting
Star Gil Gerard struggled to keep things real in the 25th century and fell just short of saving the show.
Mick Jagger Found Writing His Memoir ‘Dull and Upsetting’
Rolling Stones singer admits large advance payment was “the seductive part” of abandoned book.
Ian Anderson Felt Blamed for Metallica Grammys Upset
Jethro Tull leader recalls award presenter Alice Cooper’s reaction when they met.
Did Prince Philip Save the James Bond Franchise?
Late husband of Queen Elizabeth was reportedly used to get the name of ‘Goldfinger’s Pussy Galore past U.S. censors.
45 Years Ago: ‘All the President’s Men’ Becomes an Unlikely Blockbuster
Robert Redford wasn’t interested in following the kind of backstage drama seen in dark modern-era political sagas.
Why Def Leppard Will Never Release Jim Steinman ‘Hysteria’ Tapes
Joe Elliott recalls eight-week, six-figure studio mess as fourth album took shape.
Dave Grohl Recalls the Day After Kurt Cobain Died
Nirvana drummer explains how he dealt with loss of frontman.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.