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.
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.
Gene Simmons’ Daughter Hates Him Sharing Her Unfinished Songs
Sophie Simmons has to edit her dad’s social media output because he keeps posting her unfinished songs.
Bon Jovi Says Reuniting for Hall of Fame Will Bring Up ‘Deep Emotions’
David Bryan and Tico Torres spoke of the unbreakable bonds they have with former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such.
Paul Stanley Says His Eventual Replacement in Kiss Won’t Be a ‘Clone’
Paul Stanley repeated his assertion that Kiss could continue without any original members, but said his replacement wouldn’t be a “clone” of him.
George Harrison Memorial Concert Coming to Theaters
Eric Clapton’s 2002 memorial show for George Harrison is being screened in movie theaters across North America.