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.
Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Journey Deliver April Fool’s Day Pranks
Trent Reznor updates 10-year-old spoof album joke while Tool link to fake track and Neil Schon claims Steve Perry reunion is on.
Joe Elliott Calls Def Leppard Biopic ‘Biggest Pile of S— Ever Made’
Frontman fears no one will want to make a good movie about his band after panned 2001 production.
Motley Crue Music Sales Shoot Up on Back of ‘The Dirt’ Movie
Soundtrack and compilation albums move toward top of charts while 2001 book returns to No.1.
David Bowie’s First ‘Starman’ Demo Up For Auction
A friend of guitarist Mick Ronson marked this 1971 recording as “rehearsal tape,” then forgot he had it.
Does Motley Crue’s ‘The Dirt’ Really Open With the Infamous ‘Bullwinkle’ Scene?
Graphic sex scene from book apparently made its way into upcoming movie.
How Billy Gibbons Named ZZ Top
Band leader was inspired by posters that filled band’s hangout room.
Vivian Campbell Says ‘Good Is Never Good Enough’ for Def Leppard
Guitarist explains why “thoroughly unique” veterans continually reinvent their stage show.
Santana and Ringo Starr to Play Woodstock Original Site for 50th
First acts confirmed for Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.
Ozzy Osbourne Forced to Cancel More Farewell Tour Dates
Australia, New Zealand and Japan shows called off as Prince of Darkness is ordered to rest for six weeks.
Could Nickelback Record a Slayer Covers Album?
Bassist Mike Kroeger says his band love heavy music and he “wouldn’t count it out.”
Paul McCartney Thought Bottle of Whiskey Cost Just $2.50
Biographer cites example to prove ex Beatle can’t be “normal person” he’d love to be.
Roger Waters Explains His Role in Rescuing Kidnapped Children
He played active part in saving two boys who’d been abandoned in Syria.