The Faces’ Ian McLagan – Austin 2013 Nov27

The Faces’ Ian McLagan – Austin 2013

If you’re ever in Austin, Mac plays a free show in town at 6pm every Tuesday evening. Not to be missed. His story telling is as good as his playing. What a...

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott – San Bernardino CA 2007 Nov27

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott – San Bernardino CA 2007

Joe’s got excellent music taste – Mott, Who, Queen, Bowie et al. Who would have thought I’d end up being Joe Elliott in a Def Leppard tribute band five years...

My 21st Anniversary at Virgin – Los Angeles 2006

A special day indeed. Richard went down on his knees to present the disc. Virgin actually got it wrong. It was my 21st anniversary rather than my 20th, as engraved on the...

Kiss – Phoenix 2002

Meeting Kiss backstage in Phoenix. They’d co-headlined with Aerosmith, and invited fans to pay $1000 to meet them. Personally, I think that’s fan exploitation, but that’s Mr Simmons for you! Luckily we were guests of the label and got a...

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons – Los Angeles, 2005

This was at a Clive Davis pre-Grammy’s party. Billy looked bored to tears, as was I, so I wandered over and asked him if he’d picked up any new guitars recently. Two hours...

Virgin Megastore Opening – Hollywood 2006

This was the launch of the Hollywood and Highland store in LA, which also coincided with my leaving of Virgin as well as my birthday. Quite a...