Sterling Whitaker is a Nashville-based musician and music journalist. He is the author of two books: 'Unsung Heroes of Rock Guitar' and 'The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx.' He has appeared as a guest on VH1, BBC Radio and radio all over North America. Whitaker is also very involved in animal rescue.
Rolling Stones Play Club Gig to Preview Tour
The upcoming Rolling Stones tour will see the band performing in the biggest venues in the world, but on Saturday night (April 27), the Stones played a tour preview gig at a tiny Los Angeles club, wowing the crowd with a 14-song set that included an appearance by former guitarist Mick Taylor.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Provide New Theme Song for ‘Pawn Stars’
Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have succumbed to the lure of reality television -- sort of. The group that gave the world such all-time rock anthems as 'Free Bird,' 'Gimme Three Steps' and 'Sweet Home Alabama' have recorded a new theme song for the hit realit…
REO, Styx + Ted Nugent Donating Proceeds From Concerts to Boston Marathon Bombing Victims
Classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon -- along with tour mate Ted Nugent -- have come to the rescue once again. The heartland rockers will donate a portion of the proceeds from their current Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express tour to victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
Audio Clip of Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J Collaboration Leaks Online
Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently confounded some of his longtime fans by tweeting a photo of himself sitting at the board of a recording studio with rapper LL Cool J, accompanied by a single cryptic line of text that read, "Authentic 4.30.13." When the rapper posted the same pi…
The Eagles Announce Summer 2013 Tour
If you've been hoping to catch the Eagles on tour this summer, you just might be in luck -- if you're willing to drive to see them. The legendary California rockers have announced a limited number of shows for their 'History of the Eagles' tour, which will kick off July 6 in Loui…
Neil Young Films Australian Show for Possible Concert Film
It's almost always impossible to predict just what Neil Young is going do next -- but for once, we might have a small clue. The elusive, iconoclastic rock legend has been on tour with Crazy Horse in Australia, and according to a new report, he filmed one of the dates Down Under for a forthcomin…
David Bowie and Bon Jovi Battling it Out for No. 1
David Bowie and Bon Jovi are currently embroiled in a huge fight -- but it's nothing personal. In a scene that seems ripped from the mid-'80s, the two classic rock heavyweights are duking it out for the No. 1 position in next week's Billboard 200 chart.
Roger Waters on Pink Floyd: ‘It Was Over in 1985′
Former Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters may be riding high with a hugely successful touring version of 'The Wall,' but that doesn't mean he would ever consider touring with his former band again. In a recent interview, the singer-songwriter and bass player spoke succinctly about the ma…
Former Iron Maiden Drummer Clive Burr Dies
Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has died in his sleep on Tuesday night (March 12) after a battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 56 years old.
Yes Founding Guitarist Peter Banks Dead at 65
Pioneering British guitarist Peter Banks has died. Best known for his work as the original guitarist in the seminal progressive rock band Yes, the musician was a trailblazer in the progressive rock movement of the '70s that also spawned Genesis, Pink Floyd, ELP and Jethro Tull. He passed away l…
Van Halen Set for Massive 2013 European Tour, Says David Lee Roth
The mighty Van Halen are getting back into action after Eddie Van Halen was sidelined by emergency surgery last year. According to front man David Lee Roth, the powerhouse rock group will perform a long string of dates in Europe toward the end of the year.
Sammy Hagar’s Atlantic City Bar & Grill Will Not Re-Open
If you were hoping to visit Sammy Hagar's Beach Bar & Grill in Atlantic City this summer, you're out of luck. The Red Rocker has revealed that the bar will not be re-opening after suffering extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy in October.