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.
45 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Attends Tense Kiss Audition
It wasn’t love at first sight – and indeed, Kiss guitarist Ace “Space Ace” Frehley’s relationship with colleagues Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley was often going to be tense.
When Metallica Found Out They Had to Live in Their Rehearsal Room
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recalled his first meeting with the future thrash icons.
Joe Elliott Criticizes AC/DC’s Handling of Brian Johnson’s Hearing Problems
Def Leppard frontman discusses lineup change after deafness warning: “I wouldn’t have done it like that.”
Ratt Say They’ll Tour in 2018
Classic-era Ratt members Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier reunited earlier this year, but a fight over the band name continues.
Watch Billy Idol Help a Contestant Win ‘The Voice’
Billy Idol's longtime guitarist Steve Stevens was also on hand as the game show's 13th season came to a close.
Dire Straits Rock Hall Reunion Comes Down to Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits bassist John Illsley vowed to persuade band leader Mark Knopfler to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Metallica Manager Discusses ‘Simple’ Success Secret
Metallica manager Peter Mensch has revealed what he calls the “simple” secret of the band’s record-breaking year.
Dio Guitarist Discusses Hologram Disagreements
Dio guitarist Craig Goldy has once again spoken up in defense of the world tour featuring a hologram of late singer Ronnie James Dio.
Wolfgang Van Halen Releases Clip From New Solo Album
Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang Van Halen has released a short clip of the solo album he’s been working on for some time.
Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica Top 2017 Rock Earning Chart
Annual Forbes report concludes touring is biggest income stream for 23 out of 25 top moneymakers.
Dio Hologram Tour Begins in Germany
The updated version of the late Ronnie James Dio’s hologram made its first appearance on the Dio Returns: The World Tour at the Matrix venue in Bochum, Germany, last night.
Watch Styx’s New Live ‘Radio Silence’ Video
Styx have released a video featuring a performance of their track “Radio Silence” that was recorded live on Aug. 19 in Syracuse, N.Y.