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.
Red Hot Chill Peppers Prank Show Was Foo Fighters’ Worst Gig
Taylor Hawkins recalls being booed during 1999 concert before 500 pounds of pasta was dropped onstage.
Dave Matthews Feels ‘Unqualified’ for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Band leader reflects on “bizarre” nomination on first year of being eligible but likes appearing among varied list of artists.
Twelve Lost Lou Reed Songs Found on Cassette
Recordings from 1975 were made for Andy Warhol and discovered in his archive.
Why R.E.M. Rejected Good Songs for ‘Monster’
Michael Stipe and Mike Mills recall challenges of ninth album as 25th-anniversary box set arrives.
Make Your Own Vinyl Records With $1,200 Machine
Phonocut creates instant 10" discs from app.
Unreleased Tom Petty Music Recovered After Theft
Man arrested after stealing more than $100,0000 of instruments and gear from storage unit.
Thirty Percent of Spotify Beatles Streams Are by 18-24-Year-Olds
Their music has been accessed nearly 1.7 billion times during 2019.
Bruce Springsteen, Green Day Songs ‘Most Dangerous’ for Driving
Scientific study finds fast music leads to increased speed and erratic moves.
Watch Joan Jett and Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Opening
Latest version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” marks league’s 100th season.
R.E.M. to Release ‘Monster’ 25th-Anniversary Box Set
Package will include new remix, unheard demos and unreleased live recording.