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.
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.
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…
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.
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 …
HSAS Rebirth? Sammy Hagar + Neal Schon Recruit New Rhythm Section
After a break of a mere 30 years, HSAS are back -- sort of. Sammy Hagar and Journey guitarist Neal Schon have reunited for a few songs on Hagar's upcoming CD, and they recruited Hagar's Chickenfoot rhythm section of Michael Anthony and Chad Smith for the three tracks.
Phil Lynott Statue Damaged by Vandals
Investigators are looking for information after a statue of Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott in Dublin was seriously damaged after it was apparently pushed over by vandals.
Hear Eddie Van Halen Perform on Two New LL Cool J Songs
Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen surprised his longtime fans in March, when he hinted at a collaboration with rapper LL Cool J. Now the two tracks resulting from that meeting of the musical minds have leaked online for all to hear.
Black Sabbath Debut New Song, ‘Methademic,’ Live in Melbourne
Black Sabbath have unveiled another new track live during the overseas road trek to promote their upcoming album '13.' At a concert in Melbourne, Australia on Monday (April 29), the group performed 'Methademic,' which is slated for release as one of three bonus tracks on the delu…
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.
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…
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).
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…