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.
Metallica Wanted Rob Trujillo’s Million-Dollar Deal Out of Movie
‘Some Kind of Monster’ director recalls hours of tension until James Hetfield had “moment of clarity.”
The Foo Fighters Song That Started as a Joke
Dave Grohl recalls “sitting on the couch laughing” as “Love Dies Young” came together.
How Metallica Wrote a Passover Song With ‘Creeping Death’
Track from ‘Ride the Lightning’ was inspired by vision of the Biblical 10th plague on Egypt.
Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Handed Warrant a Plate of His S—
Drummer took young band to task after members trashed a dressing room.
What Tony Iommi Learned From ‘Very Different’ Producer Rick Rubin
Black Sabbath guitarist recalls “backwards and forwards” of working on ’13.’
Why Adrian Smith Didn’t Want to Play on Dio’s Charity Song ‘Stars’
Veteran singer was “dreading” Iron Maiden duo’s contribution to 1986 Hear ’n Aid single.
Geezer Butler Recalls Being Fired From Black Sabbath by Bill Ward
Bassist says drummer dismissed him without consulting bandmates.
Rob Zombie’s ‘Uncomfortable’ First Meeting With Ozzy Osbourne
Awkward one-to-one experience took place in Black Sabbath legend’s home.
Why Tony Iommi Let Black Sabbath Choose Which Riffs to Use
Guitarist says he relates more to “Iron Man” than “Paranoid.”
How AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’ Left Brian Johnson ‘Heartbroken’
Singer recalls former bandmate’s negative reaction to first listen.