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.
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Weighs In on Backing Tracks Debate
Guitarist says it’s fine to use pre-recorded audio for live shows in certain circumstances.
Ozzy Osbourne Is Complaining Again, and That’s Good News
Sharon and Jack say moaning proves he’s on the mend after health alert.
Brian May, David Byrne, Trent Reznor Named Among Rock Hall Induction Speakers
Full list of presenters named for class of 2019 including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, the Cure and Radiohead.
Yes, Led Zeppelin Supergroup Drummer Alan White Wants Recordings Released
Veteran says it would be “quite amazing” to complete XYZ songs -- perhaps with Robert Plant singing.
Nikki Sixx Says Stage Set Anger Was ‘Misdirected’ at Kiss
Motley Crue bassist remains upset with production company over “exact reenactment” of “grand finale.”
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.
Alice Cooper Chasing ‘Detroit Sound’ for New Album, EP
Bob Seger, Suzi Quatro and ‘70s bandmates lined up to appear on releases planned for this year and next.
Roger Daltrey Explains Why Pete Townshend Smashed Guitars
Who frontman says trademark stage performance “was not about the visual.”
Lou Gramm to Release Six Songs He Started in the ‘80s
Material written for ex Foreigner singer’s solo albums will arrive in the coming months.
Rob Halford Says Judas Priest Story Would Make Great Biopic
Singer points out similarities between himself and Freddie Mercury after ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ success.
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.
Geddy Lee Discusses the Secret of Rush’s Success
Frontman believes being “willing to fail publicly” was behind their greatest achievements.