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.
Did Prince Philip Save the James Bond Franchise?
Late husband of Queen Elizabeth was reportedly used to get the name of ‘Goldfinger’s Pussy Galore past U.S. censors.
45 Years Ago: ‘All the President’s Men’ Becomes an Unlikely Blockbuster
Robert Redford wasn’t interested in following the kind of backstage drama seen in dark modern-era political sagas.
San Francisco Musicians in Line for Guaranteed Income
Test program aims to help rebuild arts industry after pandemic, following positive results from previous experiment.
The ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ Alternative Ending That Never Was
Original '60s movie was rumored to have one conclusion in Japan and another in America.
45 Years Ago: Shooting Starts on ‘Star Wars’
George Lucas endured a difficult first day in the Tunisian desert but went on to make movie history anyway.
50 Years Ago: ‘Star Wars’ Begins With George Lucas’ ’THX 1138’
Future movie mogul’s first full-length feature confused and bewildered with its art-house vibe.
How ‘Highlander’ Achieved Immortality
The 1986 cult movie launched a franchise, even though issues behind the scenes meant there was nearly only one.
Prince’s ‘Partyman’ Character to Appear in ‘Batman ’89’ Comic Book
Villain first appeared in video for song from movie soundtrack.
This Is Why You Should Listen to Music You Don’t Like
Audio arts professor argues about link between annoying sounds and “underlying natural beauty.”
Watch ‘Star Wars’-Themed Tribute to Eddie Van Halen
YouTuber creates animation of Jawa playing “Eruption.”
Pop Producer Andrew Watt’s Mission to Bring Back Rock ’n’ Roll
Six years ago his band with Glenn Hughes fell apart, but the man behind Ozzy Osbourne’s comeback said he’d be heard from again.
25 Years Ago: ’12 Monkeys’ Predicts the Pandemic
Terry Gilliam’s complex sci-fi hit turned out to be a warning from movie history.