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.
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.
How Prince Convinced Dave Chappelle That He Wasn’t Crazy
Comedian recalls their friendship in liner notes from ‘Sign ‘O the Times’ rerelease.
Why Prince and Sheila E. Never Married
Drummer says he proposed to her during concert, and admits she’s still “angry” at him over his death.
Did Prince Know ‘I’ll Do Anything’ Was Going to Flop?
Producer of slated pseudo-musical recalls the moment soundtrack writer visited the set.
How Prince Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More’
Heartbreakers leader had key 'Purple Rain' moment on his mind when he completed a track Stevie Nicks abandoned.
Listen to Maceo Parker Cover Prince’s ‘The Other Side of the Pillow’: Premiere
Track taken from James Brown and George Clinton collaborator’s album ‘Soul Food: Cooking With Maceo.’