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 the Beatles Overcame Doubts to Release ‘Yesterday’
Paul McCartney was worried that he’d stolen classic track, and his bandmates feared it would look like a split.
Chris Cornell Tribute Show ‘Awkward’ for Soundgarden
Guitarist Kim Thayil still glad that they regrouped after singer’s death.
Music Fans Attend Concert For COVID-19 Experiment
German show for 1,500 designed to track how virus can spread at indoor events.
40 Years Ago: Queen Reach Their U.S. Peak With ‘The Game’ Tour
They couldn’t know it at the time, but they’d never top their 49-date North American run.
Listen to Tom Petty’s Demo of ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels’
‘Wildflowers’ project is underway and will include previously unreleased track.
How the Doors Discovered the Meaning of ‘Mr. Mojo Risin’
Jim Morrison had already used the line to help create “L.A. Woman” before he revealed it was an anagram.
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.
Watch John Prine Sing His Last Song, ‘I Remember Everything’
Video follows two-hour tribute concert hosted by family and friends.
David Crosby Says He ‘May Never Play Guitar Again’
Attempt to treat finger injury failed - but he’s positive about upcoming album with Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen.
Neil Young’s Message of Hope for America
He says Black Lives Matter campaign is working and predicts Donald Trump’s days in power are ending.
Listen to Elvis Costello’s New Song ‘No Flag’
Track was recorded alone in Finland as he wanted anonymity.
Elton John Tops Rock Earnings List
Forbes’ annual chart also features the Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Eagles, Metallica and Bon Jovi.