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.
Asia Cancel UK Dates Due to Carl Palmer’s Illness
The classic rock supergroup Asia won't be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut album quite like they planned with their fans in the UK. The band have abruptly cancelled all of their upcoming overseas dates due to drummer Carl Palmer's bout with E. coli.
Carole King to Receive 2013 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Legendary singer-songwriter Carole King will receive the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, announced the award today (Dec. 13), saying King will travel to Washington to perform at the Library's Coolidge Auditorium next spri…
2013 New Music Releases
2013 is already shaping up to be a great year for classic rock fans. It's going to be a year of not only some greatest hits collections and remasters of some of our favorite classic albums, but some great new music as well.
Don Felder and Johnny Depp Join Alice Cooper Onstage — Pic of the Week
Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and actor/musician Johnny Depp joined legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper onstage this past Saturday night (Dec. 8) as part of his eighth annual Christmas Pudding show in Phoenix, Ariz.
Spirit Drummer Ed Cassidy Dead at 89
Ed Cassidy, the drummer for the classic rock band Spirit, died in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday (Dec. 6) of undisclosed causes. Notable for his shaved head (which inspired the nickname "Mr. Skin"), head-to-toe black wardrobe and massive drum kit, Cassidy was considered very influent…
Pete Townshend Admits He Swiped His Trademark ‘Windmill’ From Keith Richards
Pete Townshend is undeniably one of rock music's most dynamic performers. The Who guitarist has always been notable for his energetic stage exertions -- particularly his signature "windmill" move, which consists of Townshend swinging his arm around in a furious windup before delivering a p…
Van Halen Reschedule Dates for Summer 2013
Van Halen fans around the world wound up being disappointed when the group cut their tour in support of their recent album 'A Different Kind of Truth' short after guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery. But things appear to be looking up, as the band have booked three new da…
Wings and Joe Cocker Guitarist Henry McCullough in Critical Condition After Heart Attack
Musician Henry McCullough, who played with Paul McCartney in Wings in the early '70s and has also worked with famed blues belter Joe Cocker, is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday (Nov. 6).
Queen Scale Things Back on ‘News of the World’
Queen went for a less-bombastic approach on 'News of the World,' which was released on Oct. 28., 1977,
Led Zeppelin, ‘Kashmir’ [Live] – Song Review
Led Zeppelin come roaring back to life with the release of this live version of 'Kashmir,' which is the first single from the forthcoming 'Celebration Day' project. Impacting at radio right now, the powerful and moody track demonstrates the group at the height of their collective…
Black Sabbath Assembling 15 Songs for New Album
It's no secret that the members of Black Sabbath have been in the studio recording their first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' According to a new report, the group are partway through the recording of 15 new tracks, 12 of which will comprise the album that …
Eddie Van Halen, Happy and Healthy – Pic of the Week
Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen had a serious health scare recently, forcing Van Halen to cancel all of their scheduled shows until next year. But the musician showed up to watch his son Wolfgang play bass at a Tremonti gig in Kansas City Wednesday night (Oct. 3), looking healthy and relaxed.