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.
15 Years Ago: Black Friday: The End of Van Hagar
Hopes for a global Van Halen resurgence ended in Arizona after 80 tense concerts with Sammy Hagar in 2004.
Doobie Brothers Reunite With Michael McDonald for 50th Anniversary Tour
Announcement made during surprise guest appearance in Nashville.
What Was in Motley Crue’s ‘Cessation of Touring’ Contract?
Did 2014 agreement really make it impossible for the band to hit the road again?
Kiss to Play Show for Sharks Without Paul Stanley
Band will play as trio as one date of canceled Australian tour goes ahead.
Kiss Cancel Australian Tour Over Paul Stanley Illness
Eight shows called off “with heavy hearts.”
Ozzy Osbourne May Not Have Needed Serious Surgery
Wife Sharon says they were too “engulfed” in moment to ask for second opinion.
Watch Toto Play ‘Dune (Desert Theme)’ From New Concert Film
DVD and Blu-ray versions of ’40 Tours Around the Sun’ arrive on Nov. 15.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Label Didn’t Want Them to Release ‘Free Bird’
Rickey Medlocke recalls behind-the-scenes discussions about what became signature track.
How ZZ Top Found Their Trademark Studio Sound
Studio owner recalls playing trick on producer Bill Ham to secure trademark tone.
Hear the Band’s ‘Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever’ at Woodstock
Full performance from 1969 appears for first time on ‘The Band’ 50th-anniversary edition.