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.
Josh Klinghoffer ‘Sad’ Over Scrapped Chili Peppers Album
Fired guitarist says he wasn’t happy with the two LPs he completed as a band member.
Universal Music Boss Promises ‘Transparency’ Over Masters Fire
Sir Lucian Grainge says management will “own” situation after artists were left with unanswered questions.
Rough Raconteurs Reunion Show Left Them ‘Exhilarated’
Jack White and Brendan Benson admit they can’t remember when they got back together.
Scott Walker Dead at 76
Walker Brothers singer went on to become influential experimental musician.
David Bowie’s First ‘Starman’ Demo Up For Auction
A friend of guitarist Mick Ronson marked this 1971 recording as “rehearsal tape,” then forgot he had it.
New Pretenders Album to Be Recorded This Year
Chrissie Hynde says rehearsals for 11th LP are beginning, while her Valve Bone Woe record will arrive in the summer.
The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Dead at 49
Electronic band fused elements of rock provided by frontman’s theatrics.
Before Douglas Booth Played Nikki Sixx, He Played Boy George
‘The Dirt’ star has previously starred as an '80s musician in makeup.
When Talk Talk Invented Post-Rock With ‘Spirit of Eden’
Mark Hollis’ massive change of direction lost the band its record deal, but inspired a generation of artists in the process.
Peers Remember Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis
Tributes paid for singer and songwriter who retired from music in 1998.