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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.
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Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel to Appear at New Orleans JazzFest 2013

The lineup for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been announced, and two of the most legendary acts in classic rock are slated to perform this year. Fleetwood Mac and Billy Joel will both appear at JazzFest, which takes place over the course of two weekends, April 26-28 and May 2-5.

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New Music Releases – February 2013

The February 2013 New Music Releases mostly aren't actually "new" in the truest sense of the word. But don't get discouraged -- It's going to be a month focused on a number of important archival releases, remasters and deluxe editions of albums from some of our favorite classic rockers

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Dennis DeYoung Re-Staging Styx’ ‘Paradise Theatre’ Tour for a DVD Release

Former Styx front man Dennis DeYoung hasn't been an active member of the group he helped found since 1999, but he still makes his living by playing their greatest hits. DeYoung's current solo band is geared toward recreating the classic Styx sound as closely as possible, and the singer, songwriter and keyboardist has revealed that he is hoping to re-stage the superstar rock group's most successful tour for an upcoming DVD release.

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Jimi Hendrix, ‘Somewhere’ – Song Review

Jimi Hendrix is one of the most exhaustively chronicled musicians in rock music history. Though he released just three studio albums in his lifetime, he has been the subject of a seemingly inexhaustible series of mostly-exploitative posthumous releases.

On March 5, Experience Hendrix hopes to rectify some of that with the release of 'People, Hell & Angels,' and now you can get your first listen to a track from that collection titled 'Somewhere.'

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Ted Nugent Pens Open Letter To Vice President Joe Biden on Gun Control

Arch-conservative rocker and reality TV star Ted Nugent hasn't been shy about his stance on gun control, and now the avid hunter and gun enthusiast has shared his thoughts on the matter with Vice President Joe Biden. In an open letter published by the conservative-leaning Washington Times, Nugent offers his service to Biden's newly-appointed commission to end gun violence, while insisting -- surprise! -- that banning automatic weapons is not a viable option.

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Adam Lambert Admits Fears Over Fronting Queen

Former 'American Idol' contestant Adam Lambert might come across like a strutting, seasoned performer onstage, but in a new interview he admits that even with all of his bravado, he was nervous when he was approached to perform in Freddie Mercury's place with the legendary British rock group Queen.

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The Beatles, Rolling Stones Could End Up on British Pound Notes

Talk about laughing all the way to the bank. As if having a Knight of the Realm in your band weren't honor enough, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones are among the celebrities under consideration to appear on a new 10 pound note that is soon to be issued by the Bank of England.

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Upcoming Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘New and Unreleased,’ or ‘Old and Recycled’?

One of the most hotly anticipated classic rock releases of 2013 is the the Jimi Hendrix album 'People, Hell & Angels,' which Experience Hendrix is advertising as a collection of 12 new and previously unreleased tracks. But not so fast -- according to our friends over at Antiquiet.com, that may not be entirely accurate.

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New Music Releases – December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Kissmas -- er, that is, Christmas -- and the New Music Releases for December 2012 list means that classic rock releases are winding down for the year. December is always a light month for new music, but that doesn't mean there aren't still some great stocking stuffers arriving just in time to bring comfort and joy to the classic rock fan on your holiday list.

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