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.
40 Years Ago: Foreigner Release ‘Urgent’ Single
First single from ‘4’ was created by Mick Jones and Mutt Lange with help from a demo by Thomas Dolby.
Some 20th Century Rock Artists May Get Royalties for First Time
Sony Music Entertainment will start sending cash to those who never repaid their advances.
Jimmy Page’s ‘Paranoid’ Solo Session for ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Led Zeppelin guitarist and engineer recall “wonderful” moment that came after difficult start.
James Bond Writer Fears for Future Under Amazon
News of $8 billion MGM Studio purchase gave ’Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’ scribe John Logan “a chill.”
Paul McCartney Gets Richer Because Others Sold Their Catalogs
Annual list from The Sunday Times adds millions to wealth of veteran artists who haven’t cut publishing deals.
New Bruce Springsteen Album ‘Set Largely in the West’
Boss says 21st studio record is “coming out soon.”
Tina Turner Takes Lead in Rock Hall Fan Vote
Legendary singer is now 24,000 ahead of Fela Kuti, with Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters following up.
45 Years Ago: ‘All the President’s Men’ Becomes an Unlikely Blockbuster
Robert Redford wasn’t interested in following the kind of backstage drama seen in dark modern-era political sagas.
Huey Lewis to Appear on MTV’s ‘Behind the Music’ Reboot
New documentary series and return of ‘Unplugged’ also confirmed in a deal with Paramount+.
Huey Lewis Rom-Com TV Show Gets Go-Ahead
Hour-long episodes will be based on his catalog with story split between ‘80s and the present.