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.
Rush Music Sales Rise by More Than 2,000 Percent
Neil Peart’s death means albums and songs are expected to return to charts.
Bret Michaels to Undergo Skin Cancer Surgery
Poison singer aims for “awesome” year despite health setback.
Queen and Alice Cooper to Play Fire Fight Australia Concert
February event is already sold out, with profits going to disaster relief efforts.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Members Recall Bands’ Car Crashes
Nikki Sixx and Joe Elliott recall how incidents involving Vince Neil and Rick Allen affected them.
Robert Plant Might Use Podcasts to Release Unheard Music
Singer reflects on “double-edged sword” experience of talking about his songs in ‘Digging Deep’ shows.
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.