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.
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.
How Working With Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne Differed for Robert Trujillo
Bassist recently rejoined ex-Black Sabbath frontman for his latest solo project.
Kirk Hammett Laments Metallica’s Slow Album Progress
“It’s not getting any quicker,” he says of releasing 10 titles in 40 years.
When Anthrax’s Scott Ian Got Arrested with Metallica’s Cliff Burton
Guitarist and late bassist narrowly avoided drug trouble when cops didn't find their weed.
Kirk Hammett ‘Pleaded’ With Nirvana to Join Metallica Tour
Guitarist recalls why Kurt Cobain refused to join double-headlining trek with Guns N' Roses.
Robert Trujillo Recalls Blowing His Fuse in Metallica Rehearsal
Bassist says backstage moment proves musicians should "always maintain composure."
Kirk Hammett Rushed ‘Portals’ Completion for Record Store Day
Metallica guitarist’s EP had to be done within a week to make the deadline.
Kirk Hammett ‘Got Brain Back’ When He Stopped Drinking
Metallica guitarist says he reached maturity in past decade and doesn't feel as old as 59.