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.
5 Years Ago: Geoff Tate Ends the Era of Two Queensryches
Singer cut band logo from his belt before singing final song during the time he had the right to use the name alongside former colleagues.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release Backstage Argument as B-Side
“Mission From ‘Arry” was recorded by Bruce Dickinson as Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain fought over stage incident.
How ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ Became Joan Jett’s Hugest Song
The 1988 song went from moderate hit to football anthem decades later.
Tom Hamilton Recalls Aerosmith’s Wilderness Years
Bassist admits he didn’t realize band was “essentially over” in the early '80s, and discusses future album hopes.
Which Rock Giant Will Release Their Next Album First?
Rating the chances of AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden and others launching new LPs soon.
10 Years Ago: Steven Tyler’s Stage Fall Triggers Aerosmith Meltdown
By the time singer was being flown to a hospital, his bandmates had already reached a breaking point with him.
Slipknot Kick Off 2019 North American Tour – Set List, Videos
Slipknot Roadshow begins with 17-song performance in California - their first U.S. appearance in nearly three years.
AC/DC’s Long, Winding Highway to ‘Highway to Hell’
From family business to world-class contenders, the road to their first global hit album had been a twisting one.
Gene Simmons Says He’ll ‘Cry Like Young Girl’ at Final Kiss Show
Bassist doesn’t know if he’ll miss his iconic stage costume once End of the Road tour is over.
20 Years Ago: Slipknot Explode With Self-Titled Debut Album
Violent recording sessions and energetic live shows gave nine-man band their best-selling LP to date.