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.
Raconteurs Pay Tribute to Beatles With Hidden Album Cover
Limited-edition version of ‘Help Us Stranger’ spoofs Fab Four’s ‘Yesterday and Today’ under glued sleeve surface.
Alice Cooper Clarifies ‘Death Pact’ Story
Rock icon says he and Sheryl couldn’t survive without each other but didn't mean he'd kill himself.
Rock Pioneer Dave Bartholomew Dies at 100
Bandleader, writer and producer had hits with Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and was covered by Elvis Presley and many others.
Mick Jagger’s 5AM Rally Saved the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock And Roll Circus’
Movie director Michael Lindsay-Hogg recalls how frontman drove tired and sick bandmates through “Sympathy For the Devil” in 1968.
Tom Petty, Soundgarden, Hole Lawyers Launch Lawsuit over Universal Master Tapes Fire
Class-action claim seeks more than half of label’s insurance payments as result of 2008 blaze.
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?
Universal Music Boss Promises ‘Transparency’ Over Masters Fire
Sir Lucian Grainge says management will “own” situation after artists were left with unanswered questions.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘Panama,’ Their Last David Lee Roth-Era Hit
It’s about a car, or perhaps a stripper, or both – but the third single from ‘1984’ marked the pinnacle of the band’s world dominance.
Watch Kirk Hammett Trip on His Wah Pedal
Metallica guitarist laughs off Italy incident as band perform on rain-soaked stage.