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.
35 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Gets Washed Up for ‘Just Another NIght’
Lead single from singer’s debut solo album proved a good start for his standalone adventures.
How Taxi Cabs and Laundromats Figure in Blondie’s Career
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein recall how their hits “Hanging on the Telephone” and “Heart of Glass” came about.
How Bob Seger’s Fans Saved ‘Old Time Rock and Roll’
Classic track wasn’t set to appear on ‘Stranger in Town’ album because his bandmates didn’t like it.
Jon Bon Jovi’s Wife Used to Being Ignored in Restaurants
Dorothea laughs it off, because “everyone’s focusing on what Mr. Bon Jovi wants.”
Why the Doobie Brothers Only Play One Michael McDonald Song Live
Patrick Simmons explains band’s decision to almost entirely avoid an era of songs.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Label Didn’t Want Them to Release ‘Free Bird’
Rickey Medlocke recalls behind-the-scenes discussions about what became signature track.
Listen to New Rod Stewart Song ‘Stop Loving Her Today’
Track appears on orchestral album ‘You're In My Heart' – which he doesn't completely love.
Donald Trump Insults Bruce Springsteen
President scorns Boss and other musicians while breaking promise to stop using Prince song.
Elton John Recalls Shooting Down Rod Stewart Blimp
He recalls tit-for-tat promo-material battle in “Sharon and Phyllis” friendly feud.
Blood, Sweat and Tears Keyboardist Larry Willis Dead at 76
Genre-hopping artist was revered for session work.