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.
When George Clinton Toned Down Funkadelic Shows for ‘Anti-Tour’
'One Nation Under a Groove' road trip saw him hiring another band to headline, dressing in Army fatigues and trying to move unsold tickets outside venues to "get some dope."
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’ll Refuse Any Future Surgery
He doesn't care if final scheduled procedure doesn't work because he "can’t do it anymore."
Studio Icon Bob Ludwig Retires With 13 Grammys and 3,000 Credits
He worked with Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen and many others over six-decade career.
50 Years Ago: Why Sly Stone Couldn’t Leave ‘Fresh’ Alone
The funk rock masterpiece that went on sale was very different from the one reviewers previously heard.
Why Jack Blades Feared Revealing ‘High Enough’ to Ted Nugent
Despite bassist's concerns, power ballad became the Damn Yankees' biggest hit.
Watch Gary Rossington’s Last Performance of ‘Gimme Three Steps’
Clip is taken from Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'The 50th Anniversary' concert movie, out in July.
Simmons Speechless Over Criss and Frehley’s Kiss Reunion Refusals
Bassist doesn't know what to say about former bandmates' positions as final show looms.
Could Stevie Wonder Be Set to Release 200 ‘Key of Life’ Songs?
Speculation circulates that unheard material from the ‘70s could appear briefly for copyright protection reasons.
Why Flea Wants to Remake Red Hot Chili Peppers’ First Album
Bassist says he can't talk bandmates into addressing his regrets.
Eric Clapton Saw Damage Done to Rehab Patients in Lockdown
He says people "died or dropped off" during pandemic as he brings back Crossroads show to help fund his treatment center.
Mystery Over Who Cut Short Rod Stewart Concert
Singer blamed English city's lord mayor for calling curfew, but he denies it.
Anthony Kiedis Doesn’t Think He’s a Musician, Says Flea
Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates reduced each other to tears during interview for bassist's podcast series.