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.
Is Queen’s Catalog About to Sell for $1.1 Billion?
The biggest single-artist catalog sale in history could be nearing completion.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s Tim Bachman Dead at 71
Tim Bachman, the co-founding guitarist and vocalist with Bachman-Turner Overdrive, died at 71 on April 28, his son announced.
George Michael Wins Rock Hall Fan Vote
George Michael won this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame fan vote, amassing over a million nods from members of the public.
Marshall Tucker Band Namesake Dies at 99
The Southern rock pioneers chose their moniker from a random discovery soon after they’d formed in 1972, as they confirmed in a social media post.
Led Zeppelin Made Queen Fear They Had ‘Missed the Boat’
Brian May said the members of Queen worried they had “missed the boat” to success when they first heard Led Zeppelin.
Queen’s Brian May Knighted in British Honors List
The Queen guitarist becomes Sir Brian for “services to music and charity” in King Charles III’s first annual elevations.
Is AM Radio Doomed Because of Electric Cars?
AM radio could be heading toward extinction after a century of service as car manufacturers stop offering the service in their electric vehicles.
Genesis Play Last-Ever Show With Peter Gabriel in Audience
Phil Collins jokes about members needing “real jobs” after Last Domino? tour ends.
45 Years Ago: Queen Tap Teenage Angst on ‘Tie Your Mother Down’
Written by Brian May on an extinct volcano, the song never left the band's set and remains there today.