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.
Steve Perry Says There Was No Easy Way to Quit Journey
Former frontman recalls needing to escape from “the love and the adoration” to rediscover himself.
Phil Collins Has One Condition for Genesis Reunion
He’ll only take part if his son Nic becomes their drummer.
Gene Simmons’ ’27 Club’ Book Has a Publication Date
Kiss star explores rock-star curse myth in title that’s to be first of a series.
Journey ‘Haven’t Given Up’ on New Album
Jonathan Cain says Journey “know what we need to do” to record a new album.
Guitar Center Reportedly Facing ‘Imminent Bankrupcty’
Financial service firm S&P downgrades Guitar Center chain of stores, indicating likelihood of bankruptcy in the near future.
Beatles Arranger Wasn’t Paid Much for ‘The Long and Winding Road’
The man who arranged the orchestration for the Beatles’ final U.S. No.1 single said he wasn't paid much for his work.
Gene Simmons Says He Was ‘Wrong,’ ‘Not Informed’ About Cannabis
Kiss star Gene Simmons, who has invested in a cannabis company, explains his about-turn on his attitude to the substance.
Listen to Tweaked Version of Toto’s ‘Africa’ … If You Dare
Toto's classic 1992 song “Africa” has been subjected to a seemingly insignificant piece of studio tweaking.
Stephen Hawking, Rock Star: How He Helped Shape Songs by Pink Floyd, U2 and Others
Stephen Hawking may have been more interested in classical music than popular music – but he still managed to notch up an impressive series of rock star credentials.
Tony Banks Doubts Genesis Reunion Would Be Good Enough
Tony Banks said that the 50th anniversary of debut Genesis single “The Silent Sun” calls for “some great commemoration” – but he’s not certain that will include a reunion.