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.
Why Prince’s First Recording Session Didn’t Wow His Engineer
The second time they worked together, however, was a different story.
40 Years Ago: Why Pat Benatar Had to Fight for ‘Shadows of the Night’
She battled with record label and bandmates to make a hit out of abandoned song.
Sammy Hagar’s Producer Talked Him Out of Americana Album
Dave Cobb steered the singer away from an acoustic record to make 'Crazy Times' with Van Halen feel.
Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ Documentary Wins Five Emmys
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Peter Jackson all add trophies to their mantles.
David Lee Roth Rerecords ‘Panama’ in 14-Song, Two-Hour Session
New version of Van Halen classic was recorded during a solo band studio meeting back in May.
Watch Billy Joel Duet With ‘Huge Fan’ Olivia Rodrigo
They perform her hit "Deja Vu" followed by the Piano Man classic she name-checked.
Vinyl Can Go Green, But Records Will Cost More
New pressing machines use recyclable plastic and work faster than traditional systems – but there's a drawback.
Gary Numan Recalls Wrecking His Own Career
He struggled to balance mental pressures ever since his first band told him “No one wants to know you any more.”
Nichelle Nichols: From Uhura’s First Kiss to Last Dance
A look at some key moments in late 'Star Trek' icon's career as Uhura.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Announce ‘Invincible’ Musical
Theater show includes classic and new songs with story based on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.'