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.
How the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.
When the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ Started a Prison Riot
Actor and former inmate Danny Trejo recalls 1968 moment in solitary confinement.
Listen to Tom Petty’s Demo of ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels’
‘Wildflowers’ project is underway and will include previously unreleased track.
AC/DC’s Chris Slade Recalls ‘Shock’ of Brian Johnson’s Departure
Drummer says the arrival of Axl Rose was an equal surprise during lineup turmoil of 2016.
Herd Immunity Fest to Welcome Live Audience in July
Promoter announces outdoor event despite coronavirus, saying, "As humans, we need other human contact.”
When James Bond Dissed the Beatles
Both success stories began on the same day - and their paths would cross on a number of occasions.
Stevie Wonder Predicts Civil Rights Battle Can End in Victory
He says “systemic racism can have an ending. Police brutality can have an ending” as he urges people to keep fighting and to vote.
Vince Neil Mourns Loss of ‘Brutally Murdered’ Dog
Motley Crue singer accuses neighbors of covering up truth behind death of six-year-old pet.
Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar Sells for $6 Million
Auction breaks five records as new owner says he’ll use instrument to help music industry recover from COVID-19.
Dee Snider Survived Because He’s an ‘Anti Rock Star’
Frontman reveals that the first major purchase he made after Twisted Sister rose up the charts wasn't a fancy car or huge mansion.
How Prince Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More’
Heartbreakers leader had key 'Purple Rain' moment on his mind when he completed a track Stevie Nicks abandoned.
Listen to a Nirvana Song Written by a Bot
YouTuber Funk Turkey returns with latest creation “Smother.”