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.
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Donald Trump Insults Bruce Springsteen
President scorns Boss and other musicians while breaking promise to stop using Prince song.
Paul McCartney Used to Wonder If He Ever Really Knew John Lennon
He recalls how he “bought Into” idea of being the villain in Beatles split.
Couple on Woodstock Album Cover Is Still Together
Subjects of iconic 1969 photo didn’t know it had been taken until they saw it on LP sleeve the following year.
‘Abbey Road’ Artist Was Told He’d Destroyed the Beatles
John Kosh recalls angry call from record label boss after LP was designed without any text on the cover.
Paul McCartney ‘Hopefully’ Has Another New Album On the Way
Last year's 'Egypt Station' became his first U.S. No. 1 LP since 1982.
Woodstock ’69 Crowd Was Moments From ‘Mass Electrocution’
Scared that 400,000 might die as power cable disintegrated, scared that crowd might riot if the music stopped, festival organizers prepared to take their own lives.
Bruce Springsteen’s Emmy Nod Puts the Coveted ‘EGOT’ Within Reach
Boss edges toward sweeping board with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
The Beatles’ First Contract With Brian Epstein Sells for $343,000
Document from 1962 was signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best - but manager didn’t add his name.
‘Yesterday’ Gives Beatles Chart Boost
Himesh Patel’s version of title track sells twice as many downloads as the original, with five songs in Hot Rock Songs list.
‘Yesterday’ Beats Expectations in Opening Weekend
Beatles-themed movie takes $17 million and lands third position, despite early predictions of $10 million.
Rock Pioneer Dave Bartholomew Dies at 100
Bandleader, writer and producer had hits with Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and was covered by Elvis Presley and many others.