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 Bon Scott Helped Out Struggling Def Leppard
Joe Elliott recalls what he learned during 1979 support tour.
Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ at Live Aid
Band’s retrospective video series covers their triumphant 20-minute show in 1985.
When Metallica Used a French Horn Without Knowing What It Was
Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield recall trying to make the Black Album as unique as possible.
Watch Wolfgang Van Halen Join Guns N’ Roses on Stage
He guests on “Paradise City” at end of Florida show.
Scorpions Announce New Album ‘Rock Believer’
First single featuring ex-Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee arrives this month.
Watch the Rolling Stones’ New ‘Troubles A’Comin’ Video
Cover of Chi-Lites song recorded in ‘80s appears on extended version of ‘Tattoo You’ album.
Robert Plant Has ‘Jetpack’ For Return to Rock
Singer reflects on decades of making music outside the genre that made his name.
Why You’ll See a ‘Gigantic, Huge’ Bull at Judas Priest Shows
Rob Halford explains inflatable prop is a nod to band’s home city.
The Guns N’ Roses Dustups That Led to ‘Breakdown’
Piano-led ‘Use Your Illusion’ track was nailed down after members battled to understand the composition.
Kiss Biopic Explores ‘Social Pressures’ That Helped Them Form
Manager Doc McGhee says casting for ‘Shout It Out Loud’ will begin soon.