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 Ozzy Osbourne’s Elton John Collaboration ‘Ordinary Man’
Title track from February album also features Slash.
Queen to Be Subject of New British Postal Stamp
Royal Mail plans to mark band’s 50th anniversary with July issue.
David Lee Roth Says Eddie Van Halen Is ‘Not Doing Well’
Singer “officially apologizes” for success of band’s first seven years.
Early ‘SNL’ Star Buck Henry Dies at 89
He also co-created ‘Get Smart’ and wrote ‘The Graduate.’
Metallica, Elton John and Others Donate to Australia Fire Funds
Queen linked with benefit concert next month as more than $140 million is raised.
When Kirk Hammett Filled His Car With Stolen Liquor
Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt recalls thieving trips with future Metallica member.
Listen to Unheard Version of Van Halen’s ‘Runnin’ With the Devil’
Studio mix includes alternate vocal take and different guitar solo.
Police, Deep Purple, Rainbow Engineer Nick Blagona Dead at 74
Veteran helped create Le Studio, which become known as Rush’s Abbey Road.
Why Eagles Referenced Steely Dan in ‘Hotel California’
“Joke sculpture” approach to lyrics inspired Don Henley and Glenn Frey’s attempts to expand their horizons.
Queen Miracle Express Lego Set Could Become Reality
Fan-submitted idea based on “Breakthru” video closes in on voting target that can lead to its release.
Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2 Documentary Makers Sued
U.S. publishers launch legal action against U.K. movie house over 11 titles.
Motley Crue Don’t Need Radio Airplay Says Manager
Allen Kovac discusses band’s 21st-century business model after only two classic rock acts appear on Billboard’s chart of the decade.