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.
How Van Halen’s Chain Smoking Inspired ‘Best of Both Worlds’
Sammy Hagar recalls “craziest songwriting experience” in shower.
How Harry Nilsson Inspired Aerosmith’s Name
Drummer Joey Kramer recalls word being made up two years before the band formed.
Sammy Hagar Recalls the Time David Lee Roth ‘Flipped Out’ on Tour
Single incident took place during joint tour in 2002.
Why Elton John Refused to Complete John Lennon’s Last Songs
Yoko Ono invited him to finish the material later released on ‘Milk and Honey.’
Make Your Own Vinyl Records With $1,200 Machine
Phonocut creates instant 10" discs from app.
Elton John Recalls Shooting Down Rod Stewart Blimp
He recalls tit-for-tat promo-material battle in “Sharon and Phyllis” friendly feud.
David Lee Roth Says ‘Hair Bands Were Imitations of Van Halen’
Singer says his group’s success led to copycat acts who resorted to “gimmickry and trade crap.”
Elton John Laughs Off His Hair Issues
He recalls moment he thought he was being robbed but didn’t want to investigate until he put his wig on.
See Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr’s World Band Play ‘The Weight’
Musicians in 10 countries collaborate on the Band’s “song that transcends time and space.”
Eddie Money Renewed Marriage Vows Months Before He Died
Singer and wife had church ceremony 30 years after eloping.