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.
How the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.
Did Industry Politics Sour Steve Perry-Neal Schon Relationship?
Journey guitarist regrets dramatic changes that took place while former singer was promoting solo album ‘Traces.’
Stevie Wonder Predicts Civil Rights Battle Can End in Victory
He says “systemic racism can have an ending. Police brutality can have an ending” as he urges people to keep fighting and to vote.
Watch Paul McCartney Play Trumpet With Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl
Former Beatle goes back to his roots with rusty “When the Saints Go Marching In” performance.
Tom Petty’s Family Hits Donald Trump With Cease and Desist Notice
President did not have family's permission to use “I Won’t Back Down” at campaign rally.
‘Tossin’ and Turnin” Singer Bobby Lewis Dies at 95
Singer's influential 1961 single sold over 3 million copies.
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.
When Roger Moore Robbed James Brolin of the Chance to Be James Bond
American actor was all set to start shooting until five-movie veteran decided to return for ‘Octopussy.’
Elton John Tops Rock Earnings List
Forbes’ annual chart also features the Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Eagles, Metallica and Bon Jovi.
Ratt’s ‘Round and Round’ Returns to Top 20 Thanks to TV Ad
“Ratt problem” commercial has aired more than 10,000 times in two months.