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.
Zepparella Launch Led Zeppelin Learning Channel
Led Zeppelin tribute band offer chance to “decode the music of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham.”
Sammy Hagar Recalls ‘Spiritual’ Inspiration for ‘Dreams’
Van Halen vocal came to him suddenly in studio after a fruitless day trying to develop the song with Mick Jones.
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.
James Hetfield’s Acting Debut Coming to Netflix
Metallica frontman plays cop in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,’ a true crime story about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Robert Plant Premieres New Band at Low-Key Show
Led Zeppelin icon leads Celtic folk-inspired Saving Grace through first show in England and announced second appearance.
Rick Allen Hopes Rock Hall Is Finally Respecting ‘80s Hard Rock
Def Leppard drummer’s opinion on upcoming induction differs from bandmate Phil Collen’s.
Woodstock Promoter Plans Signature Cannabis Strain for 50th Anniversary
Michael Lang outlines what to expect from Watkins Glen event in August.
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.
Kiss Not to Blame If There’s No Original Lineup Reunion
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley discuss possibility of former members making guest appearances -- with the exception of Vinnie Vincent.
David Bowie’s First Ziggy Stardust TV Appearance Found
Documentary maker hopes to rescue fragile video recording from the month before famous BBC show.