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.
Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’
Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience.
The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death
Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.
How Aerosmith Began to Fall Apart With ‘Draw the Line’
They were coming off the peak of their success, but trouble loomed.
When AC/DC Paid Tribute With the ‘Bonfire’ Box Set
The five-CD collection featured live material and alternate takes from the maniacal Bon Scott's tenure.
41 Years Ago: Gram Parsons Body Theft Case Settled
Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his generation -- though the true extent of his influence would not be felt until after his death.
48 Years Ago: ‘The Beatles’ Animated Series Premieres
48 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play . . . Actually, that's not true, but it was 48 years ago -- on Sept. 25, 1965 -- that ABC first broadcast 'The Beatles,' a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon that became an instant ratings smash for the network. Several years before they all lived in a yellow submarine (or so the song claimed), the legendary British rockers were first immorta
Sammy Hagar’s New Album Will Feature An Unusual Cover Song
If you've ever thought to yourself, 'Wow, I'd sure like to hear Sammy Hagar cover Depeche Mode,' then you're in luck. In a new interview, Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith says he recently helped the Red Rocker lay down a new recording of 'Personal Jesus,' along with several other tracks.
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 before the group headed overseas.
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.
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 income.
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.
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 stars like Miranda Lambert and Alan Jackson. In an interview to promote the new album, Fogerty clar