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.
Ozzy Osbourne ‘More Than Shocked’ by ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit
Singer recalls being swamped by media at airport and not knowing why in 1986.
Dave Mustaine Recalls Getting Caught Up in Irish Troubles
Megadeth had to be escorted out of town in bulletproof bus after onstage gaffe in 1988.
Why Kirk Hammett Can’t Quit Metallica
Guitarist explains why there would be no point in trying to escape band’s legacy.
How the Metallica Movie ‘Some Kind of Monster’ Lucked Out
Lars Ulrich explains why 2004 film managed to connect with so many people.
Ace Frehley Confused by People Who Call Him an Influence
Former Kiss guitarist also recalls doubts over covering Beatles classic “I’m Down" in exclusive interview.
Chris Cornell Tribute Show ‘Awkward’ for Soundgarden
Guitarist Kim Thayil still glad that they regrouped after singer’s death.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls ‘Peaceful’ Murder Bid on Sharon
Black Sabbath icon was on drugs when he choked his wife in 1989.
Technology Is Holding Back Metallica’s Songwriting
Lars Ulrich says band members struggle to find energy while working remotely.
Woodstock ’99 Documentary Coming to Netflix
Series will examine background of disastrous festival that “went down in flames.”
Most Musicians Are Thinking of Quitting, Survey Says
British report suggests coronavirus pandemic has cost artists an average of $15,000.
Chris Cornell Movie to Start Filming in September
‘Black Days’ stars Johnny Holiday and explores the last days of Soundgarden singer’s life.
Rick Springfield, Coheed and Cambria Release ‘Jessie’s Girl’ Sequel
Watch video for song that followed online chat between original songwriter and the band's Claudio Sanchez.