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.
Paul McCartney Says Elvis Is Second-Coolest Person He’s Met
He recalls how the King inspired the concept for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ in 1965.
How Robert Plant and Prince Shared a Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin singer and the Purple One exchanged warms words - although late legend was less taken with Jimmy Page.
Paul McCartney Revisits First Song He Wrote With John Lennon
He plays part of "Just Fun" on radio show marking late Beatle’s 80th birthday.
Mick Jagger Says Lost Rolling Stones Songs Are ‘All Terrible’
“Scarlet,” “Criss Cross” and “All the Rage” added to new edition of ‘Goats Head Soup’ after singer changed his mind.
Slash, Joe Elliott and Nikki Sixx Release Drug-Awareness Song
Sixx:A.M. track “Maybe It’s Time” will feature in new movie about opioid crisis.
40 Years Ago: Queen Reach Their U.S. Peak With ‘The Game’ Tour
They couldn’t know it at the time, but they’d never top their 49-date North American run.
When James Bond Dissed the Beatles
Both success stories began on the same day - and their paths would cross on a number of occasions.
Elton John Tops Rock Earnings List
Forbes’ annual chart also features the Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Eagles, Metallica and Bon Jovi.
The Police Song That Makes Stewart Copeland Turn Off the Radio
Drummer can’t listen to closing seconds of “Message in a Bottle” and blames guitarist Andy Summers for it.
Don McLean Says ‘American Pie’ Is Partly a Children’s Song
He reflects on success of 1971 anthem on 'The Big Interview' with Dan Rather.