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.
Kirk Hammett’s Chaotic Hours Saving Metallica Festival Set
Guitarist took on the task of finding stand-in drummers when Lars Ulrich fell ill ahead of Download show in 2004.
How to Join James Hetfield’s Cigar Smoking Club
If you’re up at the front, Metallica frontman might even light you up.
Watch Metallica’s M72 World Tour Debut of ‘Through the Never’
Watch the band tear into one of the Black Album's heaviest songs.
Jason Newsted Calls Metallica ‘Best Garage Duo Ever’
Bassist argues band’s sound was Hetfield and Ulrich's, with two others to "embellish."
Why Metallica Can’t Improvise Like Deep Purple
Lars Ulrich explains why his band's songs "don't vary much from night to night."
Sammy Hagar Says Metallica Owes Him $200
Red Rocker bet the thrash icons they would go platinum in 1988, but only two members paid up when he won.
Metallica Debut New UFO, Thin Lizzy Covers at L.A. Benefit Show
Show also included guest stars St. Vincent and Avi Vinocur.
Why Lars Ulrich Doesn’t Like to ‘Stray’ from Metallica
Drummer admits Taylor Hawkins tribute appearances were "not the most comfortable thing for me."
5 Years Ago: Metallica Confronts Dystopia With ‘Spit Out the Bone’
Relentless high-energy track from ‘Hardwired … to Self Destruct’ made a heavy point.
When Robert Trujillo Accidentally Cut Ozzy Osbourne’s Stage Power
Future Metallica bassist thought he got his band kicked off Black Sabbath legend's tour.