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.
When Bon Scott Helped Out Struggling Def Leppard
Joe Elliott recalls what he learned during 1979 support tour.
Why Freddie Mercury Wouldn’t Let Queen Write Political Songs
Roger Taylor says late frontman would never forgive him if he became too “preachy.”
Freddie Mercury’s ‘Wonderful Solution’ for Equality in Queen
Roger Taylor admits four-way split deal “didn’t go that well for me.”
Why Freddie Mercury Rejected His First Queen Recordings
Brian May says singer was “out of control” during early demo sessions.
Dee Snider Says Twisted Sister Royalty Checks Are a ‘Joke’
Band didn’t get a penny until 1998 despite selling millions of albums, singer reports.
Nikki Sixx Says His Path to Fame Was ‘Not the Smartest Idea’
In new interview, Motley Crue star says he’d do it all again — and reflects on how the music world has changed.
How Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench Survived Tom Petty’s Death
Keyboardist admits birth of his daughter two months after bandmate died wasn’t the “circle-of-life lesson that I wanted.”
David Crosby Recalls Joni Mitchell Dumping Him by Song
He reflects on “hysterically funny” moment as she sang “That Song About the Midway” twice to make sure he understood.
Nikki Sixx Marks 20 Years of Sobriety With Uplifting Message
Motley Crue bassist dedicates Instagram post to those still struggling with addiction.
Elton John Says His Parents’ Arguments Led to ‘Big Spender’ Habit
He remembers finding “solace in inanimate objects” while feeling safe in his bedroom as a child.