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 Rick Rubin Talked Johnny Cash Into Covering Nine Inch Nails
Producer reveals background of classic version of "Hurt."
Mark Hoppus Tried to Buy Blink-182 Tickets but Couldn’t
He acknowledges fans' frustrating experience as prices top $600.
10 Ways Dave Grohl Gave Grief a Chance at Taylor Hawkins Tribute
Foo Fighters leader oversaw brave, emotional, public wake featuring band’s extended family.
Melvins Announce New Album ‘Bad Mood Rising’
Limited-edition vinyl version sells out almost instantly, with other formats arriving on Sept. 9.
Carson Daly Thought He ‘Was Going to Die’ at Woodstock ‘99
"The prisoners were officially running the prison,” the MTV host recalled.
Jane’s Addiction to Start Recording New Music
Frontman Perry Farrell reports sessions will take place ahead of tour with Smashing Pumpkins.
Watch Trailer for Netflix’s Woodstock ’99 Documentary
'Clusterf**k' series arrives on Aug. 3.
Watch Neil Diamond Sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Red Sox Game
Boston crowd joins in with retired performer, who's accompanied by actor Will Swenson.
Jack White Went ‘Five Days With No Food’ While Writing New LPs
Songwriter tried fasting as a creative experiment while crafting 'Fear of the Dawn' and 'Entering Heaven Alive.'
Anthony Kiedis’ ‘Unique’ Challenge With New Chili Peppers Album
Singer says band needed so many lyrics that he had to use every idea that came to him.
Listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Song ‘Poster Child’
Musical memory-lane track appears on 'Unlimited Love,' their reunion album with John Frusciante.
Metallica’s Black Album Sent Jason Newsted on Six-Month Ego Trip
Former bassist says spending spree period was "inevitable" and recalls how it ended.
Metallica Resented Jason Newsted for Quitting, Says Lars Ulrich
James Hetfield also reflects on why they didn't fight to keep bassist who left in 2001.
Jon Bon Jovi Wishes Richie Sambora ‘Had His Life Together’
But singer argues there’s an upside to his old friend’s absence from Bon Jovi.
Leaving Last Soundgarden Album Unfinished Is ‘Ridiculous’ Says Kim Thayil
Guitarist looks forward to receiving files of vocals Chris Cornell recorded before his death.
Anthony Kiedis Says Climate Crisis Is Out of Control
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer says “federal government is failing us” over disasters that ruin environment, kill hundreds and cost billions.