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.
Bon Jovi Streaming Final Concert of Current US Tour Online
If you haven't been able to get out to see Bon Jovi on tour this year, you're in luck. The Jersey-based rockers are streaming the final show of their US concert tour online this Thursday (April 25).
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.
Robert Plant Announces 2013 U.S. Tour Dates for Sensational Space Shifters
Legendary Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant has announced the first North American tour dates for his new project, Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters. The group will kick off their native stateside jaunt on June 20 in Dallas, Texas and run through July 27 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Former Kiss Co-Producer Says Peter Criss and Ace Frehley Were ‘Hired Hands’
Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss recently took his old band's current lineup to task in an interview, dismissing the replacement members as hired guns doing a job. But Richie Wise, who co-produced the first two Kiss albums, says as far as he's concerned, Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley themselves wer…
Former Krokus Drummer Dani Crivelli Dies
Drummer Dani Crivelli, who played with the Swiss metal band Krokus from 1987-1989, has passed away. The band revealed his death in a statement on their web site on Sunday (April 21).
Black Sabbath Offer First Look at New Stage
Legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath are gearing up for a new tour in advance of their forthcoming album, and from the looks of their stage setup, it's going to be an old-school classic show -- not just musically, but visually too.
Storm Thorgerson, Who Designed Album Covers For Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Dead at 69
Artist Storm Thorgerson, who created some of the most iconic album covers in rock music history, has died. The designer -- whose creations included the prism artwork on the cover of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon' -- passed away peacefully on Thursday.
The Story of XYZ, a Supergroup Formed by Ex-Yes and Led Zeppelin Members
By 1981, two of the most successful and influential British rock groups of the '70s -- Led Zeppelin and Yes -- had come to an end, and the members of each band were all looking for new opportunities. In April 1981, former Yes drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire got together with Zeppelin gui…
Paul McCartney Adds Brooklyn Concerts
The legendary Sir Paul McCartney has added two more dates to his growing live schedule for 2013. The former Beatles member and music icon will perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.. on June 8 and 10 as part of his 2013 'Out There' tour. This will be McCartney's first performanc…
Frank Zappa’s ‘A Token of His Extreme’ to Finally See Commercial Release
Frank Zappa was a musician either ahead, or completely outside, of his time. His elaborate music and bizarre stage theatrics were so one-of-a-kind that it almost isn't possible to accurately describe Zappa's work in words, and that often set him at odds with the mainstream media.