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 Roger Daltrey Was Tommy Before ‘Tommy’ Existed
Who frontman recalls “thoroughly miserable time” as he struggled to make sense of his life choices before recording landmark album.
Listen to Steve Perry’s ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’
Singer’s present to fans rounds off “big year of firsts.”
Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Becomes Most-Streamed Song of 20th Century
Single from 1975 moves ahead of Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses as most popular classic rock track online.
Sammy Hagar Recalls Frontman Lessons from Rod Stewart
Van Halen singer was impressed by Faces counterpart making an “event” out of concerts.
John Fogerty Recalls ‘Intense’ Experience of Writing ‘Fortunate Son’
Creedence Clearwater Revival leader created lyrics in 20 minutes.
Keith Richards Suggests Timeline for New Rolling Stones Album
Guitarist won’t commit to 2019 release date, but thinks it’s possible.
Freddie Mercury’s Predecessor ‘Bathing in the Glow’ of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Tim Staffell, singer with pre-Queen band Smile, recalls feeling “envious” as former colleagues made it big.
Rolling Stones Continue to Tease U.S. Announcement
Short video suggests New York connection to previous hints.
How Jim Morrison’s New York Moment Inspired ‘People Are Strange’
Ray Manzarek had his own version of how the Doors' classic song was written.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Gives Queen Highest Chart Position Since 1980
Soundtrack album surges on success of movie.