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.
Blackberry Smoke to Release Rolling Stones Covers Album
Limited-edition LP ’Stoned’ will arrive on Record Store Day’s Black Friday.
Lindsey Buckingham ‘Fine’ with Fleetwood Mac ‘Covers Band’ Lineup
Fired guitarist still hopes for reunion, even if it’s for a farewell tour.
Why Led Zeppelin Finally Approved an Official Documentary
Jimmy Page attends ‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ premiere as first trailer is revealed.
Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Geek Out Over ‘Penny Lane’
Beatles icon recalls pushing trumpeter into playing beyond instrument’s range in ‘McCartney 3, 2, 1.’
Pete Townshend Fears New Who Music Will Miss ‘Mood of the Moment’
Guitarist says their “old-fashioned” approach requires two years for album while younger artists release songs in weeks.
David Crosby Recalls Joni Mitchell Dumping Him by Song
He reflects on “hysterically funny” moment as she sang “That Song About the Midway” twice to make sure he understood.
Neil Finn’s Run-In with Lindsey Buckingham Fan
Crowded House frontman only faced one negative moment after replacing guitarist in Fleetwood Mac.
$18 Concert Tickets Cost $1,000 for Unvaccinated Fans
Florida promoter enacts “no-vax tax” to “get the fence-sitters off the fence” over COVID-19.
40 Years Ago: Beatles Reunite for a John Lennon Tribute Song
George Harrison gathered his former bandmates for 1981 single “All Those Years Ago,” written about late friend.
Robert Plant Will Allow Unheard Music to be Released After Death
Led Zeppelin legend “itemized” his archive during lockdown, including an unread letter about family feud over his career choice.
Paul McCartney Gets Richer Because Others Sold Their Catalogs
Annual list from The Sunday Times adds millions to wealth of veteran artists who haven’t cut publishing deals.
Noel Gallagher Admits He Doesn’t Like ‘Wonderwall’
Oasis songwriter says he’d prefer “a different song for our calling card.”