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 Naughty-Boy Moment Inspired Jon Bon Jovi to Learn Guitar
He recalls chore-avoiding escapade that alerted him to his future.
Lindsey Buckingham Says He Doesn’t Miss Fleetwood Mac
Fired guitarist is too busy concentrating on his solo work to think about split.
Stevie Nicks Recalls Prince’s Surprise Appearance on ‘Stand Back’
She invited him for studio visit to hear track he’d inspired, but didn’t expect him to show up, never mind record.
Billy Joel Recalls Anti-Trump Demonstration at Madison Square Garden
Piano Man wore Star of David onstage to tell president “Nazis are not good people” after Charlottesville killing.
The Best Song From Every Def Leppard Album
The top musical moments from each of the Hall of Famers’ studio releases.
James Young Says ‘Mr. Roboto’ Lost Styx Album and Ticket Sales
Still, guitarist reflects on positives of creative partnership with former singer Dennis DeYoung.
35 Years Ago: Def Leppard End ‘Pyromania’ World Tour on a High
Massive road trip secured British band’s rise to the big time -- while Joe Elliott learned lessons the hard way.
Paul McCartney Thought Bottle of Whiskey Cost Just $2.50
Biographer cites example to prove ex Beatle can’t be “normal person” he’d love to be.
David Bowie Biopic Announced, but Son Says It’s Not Approved
‘Stardust’ will focus on 1971 U.S. trip, while Duncan Jones insists none of his father’s music will feature.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Release ‘Rocket,’ Their ‘Surprise Hit’
The seventh and final single from ‘Hysteria’ could have been a disaster -- but it was the opposite.