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.
Jason Bonham Says Jimmy Page Gave Him Cocaine When He Was 16
Drummer says he spent too long thinking it was complimentary when people said he consumed drugs like his dad.
Duff McKagan Thought Guns N’ Roses Were Over When Axl Rose Broke Foot
Reunited lineup had played only three songs when frontman sustained injury onstage in 2016.
Tony Iommi Says Being Called Satanists ‘Helped’ Black Sabbath
Guitarist recalls his horror as negative reviews rolled in for debut album.
John Paul Jones to Play One-Off Show With Experimental Trio
Led Zeppelin icon will perform in experimental trio format for one-off London appearance.
Could Nickelback Record a Slayer Covers Album?
Bassist Mike Kroeger says his band love heavy music and he “wouldn’t count it out.”
Revisiting Tool’s Fourth Album, ’10,000 Days’
Always-surprising experimental quartet became more observational and perhaps too honest on 2006 LP.
James Hetfield’s Acting Debut Coming to Netflix
Metallica frontman plays cop in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,’ a true crime story about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Slash Dodged £100-Per-Cigarette Smoking Fine on U.K. Tour
Guns N' Roses' guitarist didn’t believe a workspace ban would be successful before he finally quit in 2009.
Rock History Rewritten for Kids in Book Series
“Don’t Fear The Dark” recounts genre’s part in rhyme, with colorful illustrations.
Lars Ulrich Recalls Doubt Over First Metallica Arena Tour
Drummer told manager, “That’s probably not a great idea” ahead of Damaged Justice road trip.
Kim Thayill Turns Off Soundgarden From the Radio
Guitarist prefers to control when he hears late bandmate Chris Cornell’s voice.
Slash Finally Enjoys Playing Stadium Shows
He compares Guns N’ Roses tour to upcoming club shows with his solo band.