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.
How the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.
New ZZ Top Album Could Contain Song They Started 50 Years Ago
Billy Gibbons says work will soon commence on record that might include Jeff Beck guest spot.
Hear Neil Peart Narrate Inspirational Video
Rush drummer co-wrote "Growth Rings," an exploration of how “music marks moments in our lives.”
‘Tossin’ and Turnin” Singer Bobby Lewis Dies at 95
Singer's influential 1961 single sold over 3 million copies.
Neil Peart’s Death Took Away Alex Lifeson’s Motivation
Rush guitarist knows his desire to play will return, but doubts he and Geddy Lee will reunite.
Hear Tommy Shaw Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’
Styx frontman says archive track found “new purpose” during coronavirus lockdown.
Don McLean Says ‘American Pie’ Is Partly a Children’s Song
He reflects on success of 1971 anthem on 'The Big Interview' with Dan Rather.
Roger Waters Says David Gilmour Won’t Let Him Access Pink Floyd Fans
He regrets that 30 million followers weren’t told about his new version of “Mother.”
COVID-19 Roundup: Queen to Stream Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Guns N’ Roses, Sammy Hagar, Extreme and John Fogerty react to pandemic, as survey suggests Americans are listening to more new music.
Watch Billy Joel Light Up Empire State Building With ‘Miami 2017′
Surprise performance ends ‘Rise Up New York’ coronavirus telethon.