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.
How Dave Grohl Began Getting Over Kurt Cobain’s Death
Nirvana drummer remembers “huge moment” with hitchhiker that led to Foo Fighters success.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New LP With John Frusciante ‘Nearly Done’
Chad Smith hails “magic” that returned guitarist has brought to the studio.
Alice Cooper Used to Cry When He Looked at Stage Costume
Shock-rock legend recalls ‘80s addiction hell.
Watch Wolfgang Van Halen Join Guns N’ Roses on Stage
He guests on “Paradise City” at end of Florida show.
Dave Grohl Upset Dentist by Drumming With His Teeth
Foo Fighters front man used his mouth to develop rhythms before he could afford a kit.
ZZ Top Warns Fans About ‘Outrageous’ Fake Dusty Hill Merchandise
Band tell fans to avoid "sad and unfortunate" scams.
Eddie Van Halen Cheered Wolfgang When He Threw Pumpkin at Teacher
Son recalls moment that demonstrated guitar icon’s supportive nature.
Foo Fighters Postpone Show After COVID Infection
Los Angeles concert to be rescheduled while Buckcherry call off eight tour dates as infections ramp up again.
The Real Reason Alice Cooper, Dee Snider Broadway Duet Was Canned
Twisted Sister frontman says manager blocked “Luck Be a Lady” cover.
Anthrax’s Frank Bello ‘Hunted’ His Brother’s Killer
Bassist planned to “show no mercy” after younger sibling was shot dead in 1996.
Pearl Jam’s Sudden Fame ‘Wasn’t Graceful’ Says Eddie Vedder
Singer recalls feeling that band was “just trying to get out of there alive.”
Sammy Hagar’s Dad Taught Him ‘What Not to Do’
Singer pays tribute to late alcoholic father, who boxed to “make a living for his family.”