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.
The Weirdest Rock Stories of 2018
A look at the most unexpected and unusual events of the year.
2018’s Coolest Rock Stories
The best examples of class and character from stars and fans during the past year.
The Best Song From Every Iron Maiden Album
Sixteen tracks that represent the British icons’ multi-phased move from punk to prog.
Black Sabbath to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
British icons honored alongside George Clinton, Sam and Dave and others.
New Guns N’ Roses Album Coming ‘Faster Than You Think’ Says Richard Fortus
Guitarist predicts 2019 release of new music “could definitely happen.”
Guns N’ Roses Manager Teases Fans With Photo Captioned ‘the End?’
Axl Rose walks away in a provocative post, while his bandmates offer thanks after their reunion tour wraps.
Why Eddie Van Halen Buried His ‘Van Halen II’ Guitar With Dimebag Darrell
Touching 2004 tribute was recognition of originality between artists who would have become close friends.
Lars Ulrich Regrets Not Slowing Down to Enjoy Metallica’s Rise to Success
Drummer explains why the band now take time to celebrate the connection with their fans.
Tom Morello Says Chris Cornell ‘Redeemed Hard Rock Music’
Guitarist hails late bandmate’s blending of music and intelligence.
The Metallica Effect: How ‘Garage Inc.’ Affected the Bands They Covered
Released 20 years ago, the tribute LP impacted thrash giants’ influences in different ways.
30 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Go Live with ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’
Recorded over five nights in New York, this fan-splitting album attempted to illustrate the band's sound with David Gilmour at the helm.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Gives Queen Highest Chart Position Since 1980
Soundtrack album surges on success of movie.