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.
Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Sheet Music ‘Horribly Wrong’ for Years
Songwriter's musical director says paperwork is to blame for people thinking “I guess I suck.”
How Prince Won His Master Tapes Back From Warner Bros.
Artist's 18-year dispute with record label came to an end with surprising victory in 2014.
Mick Jagger Found Writing His Memoir ‘Dull and Upsetting’
Rolling Stones singer admits large advance payment was “the seductive part” of abandoned book.
Why Prince’s Sister Tyka Nelson Didn’t Realize He Was a Star
It wasn't until four years before his death that she realized how iconic her brother really was.
Listen to Elton John’s First Song with Bernie Taupin
Piano icon released “Scarecrow” to mark his 74th birthday and collaborators’ shared history.
Sammy Hagar and Rick Springfield Planning ‘Beach Bar’ Tour
Rum business partners discuss post-lockdown projects; one of them has recorded two albums.
45 Years Ago: Shooting Starts on ‘Star Wars’
George Lucas endured a difficult first day in the Tunisian desert but went on to make movie history anyway.
Why Jon Bon Jovi Spent a Year Giving His Guitar ‘The Finger’
Singer says large-scale touring is “not motivational” anymore and suggests he’s moved on from being “eternal optimist.”
50 Years Ago: ‘Star Wars’ Begins With George Lucas’ ’THX 1138’
Future movie mogul’s first full-length feature confused and bewildered with its art-house vibe.
Bee Gees Biopic Set to Be Directed by Kenneth Branagh
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ producer brings in acclaimed actor to film script by Ben Elton.
How Michael McDonald Almost Didn’t Write ‘What a Fool Believes’
He recalls getting his original lyric scribble back after six-year round trip.
Watch Lost Fan Footage of Led Zeppelin in 1972
Clip from New Zealand show was forgotten for nearly 50 years before archivist added audio.