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.
Are Opening Acts Becoming a Thing of the Past?
Package tours, “evening with” performances and even comedians are pushing out rising stars - so how will they break through?
‘Holy S––-!’: Def Leppard React to Las Vegas Stage Set
Behind-the-scenes video shows band’s first reaction to Sin City residency venue.
Watch New Trailer for Rush Movie ‘Cinema Strangiato’
Trio also announce ‘Clockwork Angels Tour’ five-LP set.
Neil Young Announces New Album ‘Colorado’ With Crazy Horse
Lead single “Rainbow of Colors” to be released soon.
David Crosby Calls Woodstock 50 Organization ‘Grubby’
He reveals he backed out privately before event collapsed, while Country Joe McDonald says promoter was “unbelievably rude.”
Joe Perry Explains His ‘Writing Paradigm’ With Steven Tyler
Aerosmith bandmates forged their format during year-long apartment share in their early days.
40 Years Ago: Bon Scott Begins His Final Tour With AC/DC
“Highway to Hell” road trip secured band's future - but not their singer's.
Slayer Too ‘Terrifying’ to Sponsor NASCAR Car
Vehicle was set to run with band logo at speedway.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release Backstage Argument as B-Side
“Mission From ‘Arry” was recorded by Bruce Dickinson as Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain fought over stage incident.
Revisiting the ‘Forgotten Woodstock’ of 1989
How 30,000 people staged a word-of-mouth anniversary celebration at Bethel, and almost no one else noticed.