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.
Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls on Spinal Tap’s Spinal Tap Moment
Bassist says stage techs at Freddie Mercury tribute thought band's real-life sound problem was part of their performance.
Mick Jagger Considers Donating $500 Million Fortune to Charities
Business-savvy Rolling Stones singer says his kids won’t need his cash once he’s gone.
Vernon Reid’s Crusade to Win Followers for Ignored Guitar Legends
Living Colour co-founder acts over "unacceptable" follower counts of Robin Trower, Robert Cray and others.
How to Help Denny Laine Play Guitar Again
Moody Blues and Wings veteran's wife asks for $100,000 to assist with his recovery from critical illness.
Why Keith Richards Doesn’t Like Pop Music and Especially Rap
Rolling Stones co-founder doesn't care to “hear people yelling at me and telling me it’s music."
When Waddy Wachtel Had to Tell Mick Jagger He Was Doing It Wrong
Session great sat in on sessions for the Rolling Stones' 'Bridges to Babylon.'
When George Clinton Toned Down Funkadelic Shows for ‘Anti-Tour’
'One Nation Under a Groove' road trip saw him hiring another band to headline, dressing in Army fatigues and trying to move unsold tickets outside venues to "get some dope."
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’ll Refuse Any Future Surgery
He doesn't care if final scheduled procedure doesn't work because he "can’t do it anymore."
Studio Icon Bob Ludwig Retires With 13 Grammys and 3,000 Credits
He worked with Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen and many others over six-decade career.
50 Years Ago: Why Sly Stone Couldn’t Leave ‘Fresh’ Alone
The funk rock masterpiece that went on sale was very different from the one reviewers previously heard.