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.
Charvel Guitar Workshop Destroyed in California Fire
Michael Charvel vows to get back in business after six family members lose homes.
40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Brings ‘From the Inside’ Out of the Sanitarium
Shock rock icon’s 11th album marked change of approach after he’d been treated for alcoholism.
What Bruce Springsteen Taught Elvis Costello About Recording
Discussion about album sounds was revelation to English artist.
How Dire Straits’ ‘Walk of Life’ Was Influenced by Photo and Accordion
Mark Knopfler recalls inspirations behind classic track from 'Brothers in Arms.'
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Stays Strong With $31 Million Second Weekend
The Freddie Mercury film is already the third-highest grossing music biopic in history.
Paul Stanley Says Lead Guitar ‘Seemed Too Difficult’
Kiss frontman recalls decision to focus on playing rhythm and discusses discovery of Wicked Lester “time capsule.”
Rock Band’s Fake Fanbase Secured European Tour
Venues and support bands slam L.A. act Threatin after almost no one buys tickets despite large online profile and alleged industry connections.
Beatles Weren’t at War During White Album Sessions, Says Producer
Giles Martin argues that expanded edition demonstrates “cohesive” studio experience.
Could Freddie Mercury Have Created ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Today?
Right-hand man doubts late Queen icon’s approach to working on music would be tolerated in the modern music industry.
Former ELO Cellist Hugh McDowell Dead at 65
Classic lineup member, who also worked with Wizzard and Asia, dies after long illness.