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.
When Phil Collins Was Accused of Plagiarizing Prince
Collins' 1985 single “Sussudio” bore strong resemblance to “1999” — but it didn’t bother him.
Prince’s ‘Partyman’ Character to Appear in ‘Batman ’89’ Comic Book
Villain first appeared in video for song from movie soundtrack.
What Prince Taught Teen Star Tevin Campbell
Teen sensation had to deal with feeling “intimidated” by future mentor’s demos.
How Prince’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Inspired Cyndi Lauper
She documented his 2007 performance in the rain in her song “Same Ol’ Story.”
When Prince and Muhammad Ali Taught the World a Lesson
Musician and boxer bonded over magic when they met to promote anti-hate campaign.
How Neal Schon Completed a Circle With His ‘Purple Rain’ Cover
Journey fan Prince had sought band’s approval before releasing his signature track.
How Robert Plant and Prince Shared a Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin singer and the Purple One exchanged warms words - although late legend was less taken with Jimmy Page.
‘Purple Rain’ Screenwriter William Blinn Dead at 83
Emmy winner also created ‘Starsky & Hutch’ and worked on ‘Bonanza’ and ‘Fame’.
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.
How Earthquakes Inspired Prince’s ’Sign O’ the Times’
Susannah Melvoin says high-magnitude seismic shifts in Los Angeles were “too much” for him.