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.
Phil Collen Predicts Vince Neil Will Regain Voice for Stadium Tour
Def Leppard guitarist says Motley Crue vocalist has time to get back on track after abandoned solo show.
Robert Plant Told Nancy Wilson He’d Come to Hate ‘Stairway’
Conversation took place after Heart performed Led Zeppelin classic in front of the band.
$18 Concert Tickets Cost $1,000 for Unvaccinated Fans
Florida promoter enacts “no-vax tax” to “get the fence-sitters off the fence” over COVID-19.
40 Years Ago: Beatles Reunite for a John Lennon Tribute Song
George Harrison gathered his former bandmates for 1981 single “All Those Years Ago,” written about late friend.
Eddie Van Halen Treated Frankenstrat Guitar Like ‘Junk’
Wolfgang Van Halen recalls shock when his dad threw iconic instrument across the room.
Robert Plant Will Allow Unheard Music to be Released After Death
Led Zeppelin legend “itemized” his archive during lockdown, including an unread letter about family feud over his career choice.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Favorite Advice From Eddie
“Tongue-in-cheek” comment was passed down from late guitar legend’s own father.
Paul McCartney Gets Richer Because Others Sold Their Catalogs
Annual list from The Sunday Times adds millions to wealth of veteran artists who haven’t cut publishing deals.
Tina Turner Takes Lead in Rock Hall Fan Vote
Legendary singer is now 24,000 ahead of Fela Kuti, with Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters following up.
Pete Townshend Paints Grim Picture for Classic Acts’ Return
The Who guitarist outlines post-pandemic scenario that could see older stars locked out of venues.