Road To Rockstock 2016

I always said after last year’s Ride To Rockstock that if anything like that was ever to be done again then it would need to be bigger and better! To recap, last year I rode 200 miles in 20 hours straight, from London to Wales and raised over £40,000 for CALM. This year is going to a […]


How can we level the playing field for emerging bands?

The live music industry is so messed up. New bands are destined to fail and at no point are given a fair chance because of ridiculous fees, expectations, charges and unethical deals that benefit anyone and everyone other than the band and band members themselves. Firstly let me start by saying this is not meant […]


Dirty Deeds? My thoughts on Brian Johnson’s speedy retirement.

The current AC/DC situation stinks. No two ways about it. As someone who has worked in the media, and alongside journalists for two decades, I know all about ‘read between the lines’ stories, smokescreens, spin, bullshit etc and on this I call bullshit! Earlier in the week I was accused of being disgusting and disrespectful […]


Ride to Rockstock Review

So it happened. The Ride To Rockstock … full of adventure, stories, highs and lows. The original plan was for the ride to be 185 miles with a bit of rain expected at some point. What occurred was something very different … I was hoping to set off quietly and just get on with it, […]


I didn’t want to live anymore

After keeping it away, silent and hidden in recent times, I now realise it’s not something to be ashamed or embarrassed about. If talking about it makes someone else feel less awkward about admitting their own experience, then it can’t possibly be a bad thing. I guess that’s the underlying thinking behind this. No bad […]

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The Refugee Crisis

Image: Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. When it comes to social commentary I like to think of myself as fairly broad minded. I take things with a pinch of salt, I don’t believe everything I see and hear and try to take an open minded overview of certain situations. The last few days has genuinely shocked […]


Judge, Jury and Executioner

Social media seems to be the new form of modern day lynching. I don’t know about you but I’m starting to find it all a bit uncomfortable. From the comfort of our own phones, or keyboards, we have become judge, jury and “executioner” deciding when someone has done something wrong and then encouraging an uprise […]


Bands won’t come and play in your living room (well Dan Reed might!)

Whenever a band or artist confirms a tour, the first comment should usually be something like “Great … a tour” but these days it’s getting outweighed by the “I see they aren’t playing in … ” (insert location that is beyond the realms of their own back garden!). People get really pissy and offended by it […]


Race Across Italy Review

The race that was … that wasn’t. My race across Italy was a great success in many ways yet so disappointing and frustrating in others. The headlines are  – 400 miles covered in 35 hours and over £1600 raised for Cancer research. So the race itself.  My physical preparation and state of mind were great. […]


Race Across Italy Progress

Less than one month to go till the Race Across Italy. This will no doubt be the last preview blog with the next one most likely a race review – with hopefully good news. Flights are booked, vehicles sorted, and now it’s just the logistics of arranging flight cases, mechanics etc. who will be with […]