Earl Slick & Bill Wyman

“I’m the one who remembers”

The Rolling Stones story is full of unreliable witnesses; we choose who we want to believe. Today we can see that the victor’s version of history purveyed by Keith Richards, … Continue Reading →


This be the verse, part 2

  I will post another Q&A later today – the official publishing date of the UK paperback – but, looking through photos, I found this tiny, illuminating snippet. Again, it … Continue Reading →


Lost boy

In late April 1965, Brian Jones went missing. Over recent weeks he’d seriously considered leaving the band; it appears the Stones co-manager, Eric Easton, had discussed his future with him, … Continue Reading →


They f*ck you up, your mum and dad

In writing a book, there’s often a point at which an interviewee becomes a confidante – someone you can share ideas with, debate viewpoints. John Keen, who played trumpet in … Continue Reading →

German poster

The Downfall of a Dandy

I thought I’d dig out some choice Q&As for the publication week of the UK paperback of Sympathy For The Devil. Later I will post John Keen, who knew Brian … Continue Reading →


“He was a friend of mine”

Today is the anniversary of Brian’s official death-date (Like so many mis-renderings of Brian’s story, it’s actually the wrong date, for we know Brian had drowned before midnight on July 2). … Continue Reading →

Klein book

The Biggest Bastard in the Valley

Allen Klein by Fred Goodman (HMH $27.00)   Allen Klein, one of the most controversial managers of all time, has not been treated kindly by posterity. John Lennon slagged off … Continue Reading →


The saddest Brian Jones video of all

Many people think Sympathy For The Devil is a sad book, and I can understand why. Yet the feeling I came away with, after spending a couple of years constantly … Continue Reading →

The Pipes Of Pan at Joujouka, released October 9, 1971.

Bou Jeloud, and the magnificent panic

Today is the publication date of Brian Jones: the Making Of The Rolling Stones, the US version of my Brian Jones biography. It also marks the 43rd anniversary of the … Continue Reading →

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones, Published by Penguin/Viking, 9 October

October 9: Brian touches down Stateside, and you ask the questions!

I’m proud to announce that tomorrow, October 9, is the official publication date of the US version of my book: Brian Jones; the Making of The Rolling Stones.    Over … Continue Reading →