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.
Gene Simmons Recalls Landing Kiss Their First Show
Booked as Wicked Lester, 1973 concert followed their unaccountable decision to wear makeup.
Judas Priest Guitarists’ Rivalry Made Them So Good, Says Producer
Tom Allom celebrates the way Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing tried to "outdo each other" in the '80s.
The Moment Duff McKagan Chose to Escape Drugs
Guns N’ Roses bassist had accepted early death until his sick mom visited him in hospital.
Why Roger Waters Felt ‘Constrained’ by Pink Floyd
He says he was "dragged back" from his "natural instinct" until he quit.
Joe Perry Has Come to Appreciate Aerosmith’s ‘Done With Mirrors’
Guitarist better understands value of 1985 "comeback" album.
Alan Parsons Undergoes ‘Urgent Spinal Surgery’
A string of tour dates have been postponed as the rocker recovers.
Dave Grohl Returns to the Stage With Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen
It marks the first time Foo Fighters leader performed since the death of Taylor Hawkins.
Watch Tommy Lee Admit, ‘My Heart Is Broken, Along With the Ribs’
Motley Crue drummer tells audience he’s in serious pain as he hands over sticks to stand-in after three songs.
Alice Cooper Names Three Bands Every Young Musician Should Hear
Shock-rock icon says too many hopefuls "just throw it away."
Fleetwood Mac Won’t Make ABBA-Style Virtual Show
Christine McVie says virtual-concert concept is a "novelty."