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.
Duane Allman’s ‘Layla’ Guitar Sells for $1.25 Million
The 1957 Gibson Les Paul had been with same owner since 1977.
‘Abbey Road’ Artist Was Told He’d Destroyed the Beatles
John Kosh, the Beatles’ in-house art director with their Apple Records company, recalled a phone call in which he was told he was going to “destroy” the band with his Abbey Road sleeve design.
How Queen and David Bowie Put Themselves ‘Under Pressure’
Brian May recalled the challenges Queen faced while they worked with David Bowie on 1981 collaborative track “Under Pressure,” saying that there had been a struggle for overall control which Bowie eventually won.
Paul McCartney ‘Hopefully’ Has Another New Album On the Way
“Writing music is still a thrill," the former Beatles star adds. "Out of nowhere, you produce a rabbit. If you get one you like, it’s a great feeling.”
Why Jim Morrison Refused to Sing the Original ‘Touch Me’
Doors frontman feared Robby Krieger’s song would lead to violent episodes in the streets.
New Doobie Brothers Music to Be Released in 2020
The Doobie Brothers have recorded a new five-track EP set for release next year, the band’s Tom Johnston said.
Woodstock ’69 Crowd Was Moments From ‘Mass Electrocution’
Scared that 400,000 might die as power cable disintegrated, scared that crowd might riot if the music stopped, festival organizers prepared to take their own lives.
The Beatles’ First Contract With Brian Epstein Sells for $343,000
The first management contract the Beatles signed with Brian Epstein has sold at auction for $343,000, raising money for a charity foundation.
Aerosmith Invited to Create Broadway Show
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said he hoped the band would be able to take advantage of an invitation to create a Broadway musical.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer to Write Neil Diamond Broadway Musical
Anthony McCarten, who wrote the script for the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' was named as author of an upcoming Broadway musical exploring the life of Neil Diamond.