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 Byrds Reunited for Roy Orbison, Complete With Bob Dylan
Appearance from 1990 came after Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby lost court battle for band name.
Neil Young Planning Crazy Horse ‘Barn Tour’
He recently told fans “don’t expect anything” in terms of shows.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls Cocaine Trip With Lemmy Kilmister
Shows with Motorhead were canceled after the pair indulged for a week.
How John Oates Escaped the Trap of Rock Star Excess
Hall & Oates star recalls how he escaped trappings of excess to focus on making music.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Start Shooting ‘Help!’
Second movie work began as Fab Four began to realize how desperate they were for a new direction.
Watch Boxer Tyson Fury Sing ‘American Pie’ After Heavyweight Title Win
British champion celebrates with signature track after victory over Deontay Wilder.
The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’ Album
Listen to “The Drift” from April LP ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown.”
How Bill and Ted Perfected Their Dancing at Stevie Nicks’ Ranch
Actor Alex Winter recalls choreographed movie opening that didn’t make the final cut.
Tony Iommi on Letting Ozzy Osbourne Join His Band: ‘Forget It!’
Black Sabbath guitarist recalls being certain future frontman couldn’t sing.
David Lee Roth Shrugs Off Voice Criticisms
Singer says he’s “never had any delusions” about his vocal abilities.