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.
Dave Matthews Feels ‘Unqualified’ for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Band leader reflects on “bizarre” nomination on first year of being eligible but likes appearing among varied list of artists.
40 Years Ago: U2 Chart Difficult Route to Debut Release ‘Three’
Bono said band had “overcome our mistakes” as 1979 EP kick-started rise to success.
Kurt Cobain Royalty Check Found in Record Store
Pre-fame payment for $26 was among items in ‘90s collection.
Dave Grohl Recalls ‘Panic Attacks’ Before Nirvana’s First Big Festival Show
Reading event in England has become mainstay in Foo Fighters leader’s career.
Perry Farrell Regrets ‘Tragic Relationship’ With David Bowie
Jane’s Addiction singer upset his hero by accidentally handing out his phone number and email address.
Flea Didn’t Want Memoir to Be ‘Rock Star Book’
‘Acid for the Children’ to be published in November, five years after it was first announced.
15 Years Ago: Dave Matthews Band’s Bus Poops on Chicago
Mud City got muddier when driver emptied septic tank over tour boat in incident known as “Poopgate.”
Soundgarden Members in Struggle to Complete Unfinished Album
Kim Thayil says trio is being denied access to recordings made before Chris Cornell’s death.
John Fogerty Is First Artist to Quit Woodstock 50
No previously announced musician is contractually obliged to appear at festival in new location.
Steely Dan, Nirvana and Others React to Fire Loss of Master Tapes
Label does not address how many master tapes burned in backlot blaze while potentially affected artists wait for more details.