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 Hit Single ‘Love Bites’ Scared Def Leppard
Phil Collen recalls concerns that they didn’t know how to play their only No.1 single live.
How Freddie Mercury’s Loved Ones Share ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Income
Disposal details of Queen icon’s will means sister Kashmira Bulsara and best friend Mary Austin receive millions.
That Time Michael McDonald Thought He’d Doomed the Doobie Brothers
A friend’s frank criticism of 1978 album ‘Minute by Minute’ sent singer into spiral of self-doubt.
Dave Davies Hopes for New Kinks Album This Year
Guitarist says he spent a month writing with brother Ray, and drummer Mick Avory is taking part.
Joe Elliott Calls Def Leppard Biopic ‘Biggest Pile of S— Ever Made’
Frontman fears no one will want to make a good movie about his band after panned 2001 production.
Sting Announces New Album, ‘My Songs’
Album of “re-imagined” Police and solo songs to arrive in May.
Why Def Leppard Wouldn’t Collaborate With Bon Jovi
Frontman Joe Elliott explains why he doesn’t “see the point” and cited their 2008 performance with Taylor Swift as being more valuable.
James Young Says ‘Mr. Roboto’ Lost Styx Album and Ticket Sales
Still, guitarist reflects on positives of creative partnership with former singer Dennis DeYoung.
Michael Jackson to Remain in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Representative cites his “significant impact” on music despite allegations of abuse made in ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary.
How Phil Collins ‘Cheated’ at Genesis Audition
Drummer recalls added advantage he gained by going for a swim before tryout.