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.
Mike Portnoy Kept Neil Peart’s Cancer Secret for Two Years
Former Dream Theater drummer knew Rush member was severely ill, but had to remain quiet.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s Elton John Collaboration ‘Ordinary Man’
Title track from February album also features Slash.
When Kirk Hammett Filled His Car With Stolen Liquor
Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt recalls thieving trips with future Metallica member.
Listen to Unheard Version of Van Halen’s ‘Runnin’ With the Devil’
Studio mix includes alternate vocal take and different guitar solo.
5 Reasons Motorhead Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
As if Lemmy Kilmister wasn’t all the reasons ever needed.
Steven Tyler Reveals ‘Many Years’ of Anger at Aerosmith Bandmates
Frontman resented being sent to rehab in the ‘80s but later became "grateful" for that decision.
Eddie Murphy Brings Gumby, Mr. Robinson, Buckwheat Back to ‘SNL’
‘80s superstar brings back Mr. Robinson, Gumby, Buckwheat and Velvet Jones characters.
Ozzy Osbourne Offers $25K Reward for Stolen Randy Rhoads Gear
Late guitarist’s equipment — including his first-ever guitar — stolen from his mom’s music school.
Slipknot Cancel Show Amid Fan Stampede Reports
Mexico City edition of Knotfest halted after security barrier is broken.
U2 and Rolling Stones Are Decade’s Biggest Touring Bands
Bono’s group topped $1 billion in income from the road over the past 10 years.
Watch Hollywood Vampires’ New Video for ‘I Want My Now’
Alice Cooper supergroup’s clip shows behind-the-scenes footage on tour and in studio.
Why Flea Removed ‘Best Parts’ From His Memoir
Red Hot Chill Peppers bassist decided to avoid “shock value” stories in book that ends as the band begins.