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.
Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ Passes $100 Million Box Office Mark
To celebrate Rocketman crossing $100M at the global box office, Paramount Studios released a short clip of star Taron Egerton making a surprise guest appearance with Elton John in England.
How Elton John Upset Rod Stewart Over ‘Tommy’ Movie Role
Elton John recalled how he managed to upset Rod Stewart – and not for the only time – over the role of the Pinball Wizard character in the Who’s 1975 movie Tommy.
ZZ Top to Open ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ Musical in 2020
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are executive producers on “outrageous, bawdy” jukebox show.
Gene Simmons Says It’s Not Just Rock That’s Dead
Gene Simmons – who kicked off a large-scale debate when he said rock was dead in 2014 – accused a “pathetic” music industry of preventing artists across all genres from achieving their best work.
Don McLean Loses Award Hours After He Announced It
UCLA lifetime achievement honor rescinded after student association discovers his 2016 domestic assault charges.
Queen Are Now Richer Than the Queen
'Sunday Times' Rich List puts Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon ahead of British monarch.
Paul Stanley Details Risk of Fame Being Disappointing
Kiss frontman says he’s fortunate that stardom didn’t change him, because it doesn’t always change people for the better.
How Keith Richards’ Side Project Helped Him Appreciate Mick Jagger More
Rolling Stones guitarist recalls surprise effect of X-Pensive Winos project.
George Harrison’s Angry Message to Richard Nixon Revealed
John Lennon’s battle with then-U.S. President Richard Nixon is well-known – but a recently-discovered telegram revealed that fellow Beatle George Harrison also had an angry exchange with the shamed leader’s administration.
Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Expected to Fully Recover’ From Stroke
Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering well from his recent stroke and has been moved from hospital to a rehabilitation center, a statement announced.