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.
Blues Brothers’ Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy Dies at 88
Veteran blues sideman also played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim and others.
Dee Snider Felt ‘Abandoned’ by Rock World in PMRC Battle
Twisted Sister frontman recalls “frustration” of being criticized by peers during ‘80s censorship struggle.
Lawrence Gowan Explains Why Styx Started Playing ‘Mr. Roboto’
Singer says they wanted to add song with difficult history to their set list five years ago.
Perry Farrell Says Jane’s Addiction Will Return Next Year
The singer plans to put his band and his side project Porno for Pyros together for a Las Vegas art experience.
Listen to Live Allman Brothers Rarity ‘Desdemona’
A new three-disc live set is coming out this week. Here's a song from it.
Nick Mason Announces Solo Box Set, ‘Unattended Luggage’
Former Pink Floyd drummer will release a three-disc collection before tribute tour.
Duff McKagan Visits Steam Power Display Before Guns N’ Roses Show
Bassist planned trip on miniature railway, but only had time to speak to fire crew before headlining U.K. event.
Dave Navarro Pens Message to Those With Suicidal Thoughts
The Jane’s Addiction guitarist pleads with those who are struggling to allow situations to change: “I can tell you 100 percent that they do.”
Ginger Baker’s Son Forced His Dad to Give Him Drum Lessons
Kofi Baker discussed his strained relationship with his dad ahead of the Music of Cream tribute tour.
U2 Perform at New York’s Apollo Theater: Set List and Video
The band delivered an intimate show at the legendary venue to invited guests.