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.
Boston Strong Benefit Concert to Stream Live Online
Classic rockers Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band and Boston are among the performers who will take part in the Boston Strong benefit concert, which takes place at Boston's TD Garden at 7PM tonight (May 30). The concert will also stream live at Billboard.com.
Bon Jovi Announce Fall 2013 North American Tour Dates
The boys in Bon Jovi sure are keeping busy this year. Fresh from a string of European concerts, the Jersey-based rockers have announced a run of North American tour dates this fall. These dates will comprise the second leg of the North American shows that began in February and ran through April…
Early Axl Rose Demo Surfaces Online
A demo tape from an early-80s L.A.-based metal band called Rapidfire has been posted online, featuring the earliest known recordings of a young singer named Axl Rose.
Go-Gos Bassist Sues Former Bandmates
A lawsuit filed by former Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine sheds new light on the inner dysfunction of the groundbreaking new wave group. Valentine filed her complaint in Los Angeles on May 24, alleging that her former band mates are conspiring to rob her of her fair share of the group's in…
Drummer Ed Shaughnessy Dies at 84
Celebrated drummer Ed Shaughnessy has died. According to CNN, the musician passed away at his home in Calabasas, Calif. on Friday morning (May 24) after suffering a heart attack. He was 84 years old.
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Retires Roller Coaster Drum Kit
It's the end of an era for Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. The band wrapped their most recent tour with a gig at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Saturday night (May 25), and the show also marked the final appearance of Lee's unique roller coaster drum set.
John Fogerty Clarifies His Views on Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion
Legendary rocker John Fogerty has teamed up with an all-star cast for his new album 'Wrote a Song for Everyone,' on which he re-visits a number of the hits he wrote for Creedence Clearwater Revival in new recordings with guest appearances from Foo Fighters, Kid Rock and Bob Seger, as well as country…
Longtime Uriah Heep Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies
British rock bassist Trevor Bolder has passed away at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer. Best known for his long stint with Uriah Heep, the rocker also played with David Bowie during his '70s prime.
Nikki Sixx Blasts Kim Kardashian Via Twitter
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx took socialite and all-around media . . . uh, "personality" Kim Kardashian to task on Monday (May 20), after the bad-reality-TV-star-turned-product pitch woman posted to Twitter to promote her new bronzer line during the horrific tornado that touched down in …
Former Mott the Hoople Guitarist and Singer Steve Hyams Dead
Guitarist and singer Steve Hyams, who briefly worked with British rockers Mott the Hoople, has passed away at the age of 62 after battling heart problems for years.
Rolling Stones Joined by Dave Grohl at Anaheim Concert
Fans who attended the Anaheim, Calif. date of the Rolling Stones' '50 & Counting' Tour' got a little bit more than they bargained for Saturday night (May 18). Former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl came out mid-set at the Honda Center to join the leg…
That Time Frank Zappa Collected His Past Live Recordings on ‘You Can’t Do That On Stage An…
Zappa showcased some of the standout live tracks from various eras of his development on a career-spanning double live album.