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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Label Didn’t Want Them to Release ‘Free Bird’
Rickey Medlocke recalls behind-the-scenes discussions about what became signature track.
Neil Young’s Bid to Become American Citizen Blocked
Delay blamed on doubts over “good moral character” as a result of his marijuana use.
Ric Ocasek’s Wife Responds to Being Left Out of His Will
Paulina Porizkova says her tributes to late Cars singer came after she’d discovered his wishes.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Explain Why Their Farewell Tour is Taking So Long
“I’ve said it myself – like, 'God, they're still on their farewell tour?'”
How Bon Jovi and Desmond Child ‘Channeled’ ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’
Songwriter recalls how hit single came together in 90 minutes.
Stevie Nicks Recalls the Moment Jimi Hendrix Dedicated a Song to Her
Fleetwood Mac singer credits late guitarist with being a major influence.
Why Elton John Refused to Complete John Lennon’s Last Songs
Yoko Ono invited him to finish the material later released on ‘Milk and Honey.’
Rod Stewart Had Second Cancer Scare
Singer was tested for further tumors after diagnosis of “aggressive” illness.
Elton John Recalls Shooting Down Rod Stewart Blimp
He recalls tit-for-tat promo-material battle in “Sharon and Phyllis” friendly feud.
Elton John: ‘I Was 24 Hours Away From Death’
Complications from cancer surgery left him praying, “Please don’t let me die” in 2017.