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 Tom Morello Became a Stripper to Buy a Hot Tub
Rage Against the Machine guitarist recalls desperate attempt to improve his dating life.
Ozzy Osbourne: Cocaine Became ‘Misery Beyond Belief’
Black Sabbath singer regrets starting to use the drug as the band made ‘Vol. 4.’
Eddie Van Halen Photo Book Coming in June
Tony Iommi writes foreword for souvenir collection by veteran photographer Ross Halfin.
Dave Grohl and Quincy Jones Sign Up to Help Restart Live Music
National Independent Venue Association appoints advisory board to rebuild after coronavirus.
Watch Robert Trujillo and Les Claypool in Spoof Western Video
Ad for EMG Pickups ends with duet bass performance by Metallica and Primus members.
Slayer’s Gary Holt Praises Metallica, Hasn’t Listened to ‘Lulu’
Guitarist recalls 1986 prediction made by James Hetfield that proved true.
Dave Grohl’s Drum Battle With 10-Year-Old Girl Led to LP Release
Foo Fighters’ ‘Medicine at Midnight’ was given arrival date after online laughs with Nandi Bushell.
Weezer Wish Eddie Van Halen Could Hear Their Tribute Album
‘Van Weezer’ release was postponed by pandemic until after guitarist’s death.
How Alice Cooper Learned to ‘Be Merciless’ in Detroit
Band’s 1970 move to the Motor City led to lessons from Iggy Pop and MC5.
Tony Iommi ‘Amazed’ by Eddie Van Halen’s Arthritis Struggle
Black Sabbath guitarist shares memories of “fabulously caring” friend.
Dave Grohl Shares Recurring Dream About Kurt Cobain
Foo Fighters frontman says Nirvana vision starts with “burst of happiness and joy.”
Alex Van Halen: ‘There’s Nothing Left in the Music Business’
"In the old days you’d get a dollar a record, and now you get 50 cents for 275,000 streams. It’s insane. It’s wrong."