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.
Paul McCartney Revisits First Song He Wrote With John Lennon
He plays part of "Just Fun" on radio show marking late Beatle’s 80th birthday.
When Prince Ordered Ribs From 1,600 Miles Away
Studio engineer recalls how meal was sent via air cargo from Minneapolis to Los Angeles during recording session.
Eddie Money’s Guitarist Says He’s Owed $1.5 Million
John Nelson files court papers against late singer’s estate.
When the Beatles Overcame Doubts to Release ‘Yesterday’
Paul McCartney was worried that he’d stolen classic track, and his bandmates feared it would look like a split.
Ozzy Osbourne Video Was ‘Wink’ to Planned Biopic
Son Jack says “Under the Graveyard” clip offers an insight, but they’re still struggling to bring story down to movie length.
Paul McCartney Reveals Naughty Message in Beatles Song
Phrase in “Sun King” means more than it seems - especially in Liverpool, he says.
Van Morrison Calls Socially Distanced Shows ‘Pseudo-Science’
He says he’s one of just two people trying to restart the live-music industry.
Music Fans Attend Concert For COVID-19 Experiment
German show for 1,500 designed to track how virus can spread at indoor events.
When James Bond Dissed the Beatles
Both success stories began on the same day - and their paths would cross on a number of occasions.
How Paul McCartney Helped Jimmy Buffett Make His New Album
First LP in seven years came after Macca offered “good feedback.”
Billy Joel Classic Revamped for Coronavirus Era
Fans add lines to “We Didn’t Start the Fire” to reflect latest world events.
The Mystery of Eric Clapton’s Lost James Bond Song
‘License to Kill’ track and video were completed but rejected at the last moment.