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.
Couple on Woodstock Album Cover Is Still Together
Subjects of iconic 1969 photo didn’t know it had been taken until they saw it on LP sleeve the following year.
David Crosby Says Music Business Is Heading for ‘Middle Ages’
He predicts environment where artists will create works-to-order for patrons.
Duane Allman’s ‘Layla’ Guitar Sells for $1.25 Million
The 1957 Gibson Les Paul had been with same owner since 1977.
Steve Miller Recalls ‘Last Chance Deal’ That Became ‘Jungle Love’
1977 song was completed in 45 minutes to make sure it appeared on ‘Book of Dreams.’
How ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ Became Joan Jett’s Hugest Song
The 1988 song went from moderate hit to football anthem decades later.
What the Beatles Did After ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Shoot
Roadie’s diary reveals how bandmates went their separate ways when they found themselves with three hours to spare.
15 Years Ago: Dave Matthews Band’s Bus Poops on Chicago
Mud City got muddier when driver emptied septic tank over tour boat in incident known as “Poopgate.”
Devo’s New Concert Could Be Their Last
Jerry Casale rejects suggestion of “farewell tour” after confirming third show in five years.
Which Rock Giant Will Release Their Next Album First?
Rating the chances of AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden and others launching new LPs soon.
10 Years Ago: Steven Tyler’s Stage Fall Triggers Aerosmith Meltdown
By the time singer was being flown to a hospital, his bandmates had already reached a breaking point with him.