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.
The Troubled Creation of Van Halen’s ‘Amsterdam’
Clashes over ‘Balance’ track didn’t end in the studio.
The Battle for Van Halen’s ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)’
‘Balance’ track was high on the charts in 1995, but not as high as Sammy Hagar believed Eddie Van Halen was.
Why Steve Perry Didn’t Like Journey’s ‘Captured’ Album
Singer recalls how the band’s first live LP forced him to put perfection before enjoyment.
Jimmy Page Just Heard About Led Zeppelin’s Ban From Boston
Guitarist discovered mayor’s 1975 ruling when he was researching blog post.
Listen to Unheard Version of Van Halen’s ‘Runnin’ With the Devil’
Studio mix includes alternate vocal take and different guitar solo.
Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John Are Working on Music Together
Sharon Osbourne says collaboration is part of year of “good stuff.”
Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2 Documentary Makers Sued
U.S. publishers launch legal action against U.K. movie house over 11 titles.
Brian May Joins Monthlong Vegan Diet Campaign
Queen guitarists asks others to join Veganuary program but says those who don’t shouldn’t feel bad.
Watch Stevie Nicks Sing ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ With Keith Urban
Fleetwood Mac icon guests with country star at New Year’s Eve show.
Rolling Stones Launch 130 Unreleased Clips From 1969
YouTube launch appears to be bid to extend copyright lifetime, suggesting they won’t be online long.