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.
Tony Iommi’s Reason for Quitting Jethro Tull
Guitarist explains why he wanted to return to Black Sabbath bandmates.
Eddie Van Halen Treated Frankenstrat Guitar Like ‘Junk’
Wolfgang Van Halen recalls shock when his dad threw iconic instrument across the room.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Favorite Advice From Eddie
“Tongue-in-cheek” comment was passed down from late guitar legend’s own father.
How Poison Lucked Out With First Record Deal
Bret Michaels says they got “superstar royalty rate” because no one thought debut album would sell.
Les Claypool Says Metallica Would Have Fired Him After a Month
Primus leader didn’t realize his 1986 audition was a “big deal.”
Black Sabbath ‘Panicked’ When They Heard About Randy Rhoads Crash
Geezer Butler recalls moment the band heard about the tragedy.
Rock Hall Boss Says Angry Fans ‘Need to Expand Their Thinking’
Greg Harris claims people who don’t think hip-hop is rock ’n’ roll must realize “that ship has sailed” after Jay-Z wins induction and Iron Maiden don’t.
Dave Grohl Won’t Be Stoned at Rock Hall This Time
Foo Fighters frontman recalls “tripping” as he took part in Joan Jett’s induction night.
Rock Hall Boss Defends Its Heavy Metal Record
President Greg Harris says organization celebrates metal, even though only two bands have been inducted.
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.”