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.
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…
Rod Stewart Reveals Title and Release Date for Upcoming Album
Legendary rocker Rod Stewart previewed the tracks from his upcoming album for a group of journalists in New York City on Thursday (March 7), and at least according to one published report, the record really is the throwback to his classic sound that Stewart has been promising.
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.
Motley Crue Announce Four 2013 U.S. Tour Dates
Just two weeks ago, Motley Crue announced an extensive run of dates in Canada. Now the band have announced a handful of shows in the U.S., all taking place at the end of May and centered around the Northeast.
Bruce Springsteen Confirmed to Headline Hard Rock Calling 2013
After intense speculation and one premature leak, Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed to headline Sunday, June 30 at Hard Rock Calling. Organizers broke the news on their website Tuesday morning (March 5), announcing the legendary rocker's third appearance at the celebrated rock festival just …
Greg Lake Releases Solo Live Album, ‘Songs of a Lifetime’
Legendary progressive rocker Greg Lake has released a new live album culled from his 2012 tour dates in the U.S., U.K. and Italy. Titled 'Songs of a Lifetime,' the new collection features a cross section of Lake's hits performed in an intimate solo show in which the singer-songwriter …
Tom Petty Plans to Release New Album in 2013
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have just announced the dates for their 2013 summer tour, and now Petty is discussing some of the group's plans for both those live performances and an upcoming album they plan to release later this year.
Deep Purple Reveal New Album Title, Single Release Date
They might not be making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just yet, but that's not stopping Deep Purple from moving forward with new music. The legendary British rockers will release a new album titled 'NOW What?!' on April 30 in North America via earMUSIC. Fans will get their f…
Alice Cooper Calls Metal History ‘Louder Than Hell’ a ‘Must-Read’
Headbangers rejoice! An upcoming book promises to trace the entire history and development of heavy metal through first-person interviews with many of its most important performers -- including pioneering shock rocker Alice Cooper, who calls 'Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Hea…
Glenn Hughes Releasing ‘Live in Wolverhampton’ on Feb. 12
Black Country Communion vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes is set to release 'Live in Wolverhampton' as a 2-CD set and as a digital download. Recorded in June of 2009 in his hometown of Bilston, Wolverhampton, the new project is slated to drop on Feb. 12 via earMusic and Armoury Records.
Kelly Osbourne Reportedly Engaged to Boyfriend Matthew Mosshart
It looks there may be a new son-in-law in the First Family of Darkness. According to Us Weekly, Kelly Osbourne -- reality TV star and daughter of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne -- is secretly engaged to her boyfriend, chef Matthew Mosshart.
ZZ Top and Queensryche to Perform at 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Texas-based blues rockers ZZ Top and the progressive metal group Queensryche are among the acts confirmed to appear at this year's Sturgis Rally concert at the Buffalo Chip Music Festival. Billed as the "largest music festival in motorcycling," the annual event features a mix …