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.
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.
Watch Lyric Video for Tom Petty’s New ‘105 Degrees’
Track appears on ‘Angel Dream,’ a remake of ‘She’s the One’ soundtrack.
Gene Simmons: Fans ‘Loved’ Fire-Breathing Fail at First Kiss Show
The band also borrowed a trick from Marilyn Monroe.
40 Years Ago: Foreigner Release ‘Urgent’ Single
First single from ‘4’ was created by Mick Jones and Mutt Lange with help from a demo by Thomas Dolby.
Night Ranger’s Last-Minute Name-Change Panic
Jack Blades recalls coming up with moniker solution - even though he wasn’t convinced himself.