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.
Bruce Springsteen’s Message of Hope in Pandemic
The Boss predicts positive future and says there’s “no shame” in weakening while “looking into something that is gonna f--- me up.”
How Yes Survived Playing for Sly and the Family Stone Fans
Jon Anderson recalls how last-minute booking led to support slot with Cream in 1968.
How Steve Miller Saved ‘Jet Airliner’ From Obscurity
He recalls reshaping angry, unreleased song into Top 10 hit.
Pete Townshend Regrets the Advice He Gave Jimi Hendrix
Who guitarist recalls thinking “this guy’s brilliant enough” after helping newcomer out in 1966.
Bob Dylan’s Handwritten ‘Times’ Lyrics on Sale For $2.2 Million
Auctioneer also values handwritten “Subterranean Homesick Blues” words at $1.2 million.
How a Trip to France Saved Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’
Mick Fleetwood recalls inspiration that brought song “out of the dustbin.”
Jimi Hendrix Engineer Eddie Kramer Is Subject of New Movie
Studio veteran also worked with Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Kiss and others.
John Prine Still ‘Very Ill,’ Battling Pneumonia in Both Lungs
Singer-songwriter's wife Fiona says he needs fans "more than ever" as he continues to fight COVID-19.
Elton John Hopes Coronavirus Will Make Him Less Selfish
He talks up “silver lining” during lockdown, while Stevie Nicks and Radiohead respond to pandemic.
Rockers Beg People to Stay Home to Fight Coronavirus
Paul Stanley, Nikki Sixx, Neal Schon, Geddy Lee, Rob Halford and Sammy Hagar speak out as global emergency continues.
Neil Young to Launch ‘Fireside Sessions’ Online Shows
Coronavirus inspires “down-home production” with wife Daryl Hannah operating camera.
Neil Young to Play Bernie Sanders Online Rally
Presidential campaign changes tack over coronavirus, while Dropkick Murphys lose live audience for St. Patrick’s Day.