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Sterling Whitaker

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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Rush Immortalized on New Stamp

As if finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame weren't enough, the members of Rush are receiving another high honor. The Canadian progressive rock trio have been chosen as one of a series of rock acts featured in the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series, issued by Canada Post.

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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...

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Rolling Stones Add Washington, D.C. Date to Their 2013 Tour

The Rolling Stones have added one more date to their '50 & Counting' North American tour, which will run through May and June. The legendary rockers have announced a concert - which they are billing as the final date on the tour - at the Verzion Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 24.

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David Lee Roth Opens Up About His Love Life

Flamboyant Van Halen front man David Lee Roth has a longstanding reputation as a ladies' man, but in a new interview he reveals that he's currently in a serious relationship -- though he stops short of saying he's going to settle down behind a white picket fence.

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Journey Guitarist Neal Schon Wins Apology From Britain’s ‘Daily Mail’

Journey guitarist Neal Schon and his fiancee have won an apology from British newspaper the Daily Mail for an erroneous story they recently reported, claiming the musician had left his ex-wife and daughters impoverished while lavishing expensive gifts on his fiancee, former 'Real Housewives of D.C.' star Michaele Salahi.

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Eddie Van Halen Comments on His Collaboration With LL Cool J: ‘It Was Like a Breath of Fresh Air’

The news that hard rock guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen was collaborating with rapper LL Cool J admittedly left some fans scratching their heads. But now the genre-crossing rocker is speaking out about the two new tracks, calling the experience "a breath of fresh air."

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Audio Clip of Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J Collaboration Leaks Online

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently confounded some of his longtime fans by tweeting a photo of himself sitting at the board of a recording studio with rapper LL Cool J, accompanied by a single cryptic line of text that read, "Authentic 4.30.13." When the rapper posted the same picture, it touched off fevered speculation about a collaboration between the two performers. Now that cross-genre alliance has been confirmed, as the first audio clip of a track they recorded together has leaked online.

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AC/DC’s Cliff Williams Gives Update on Next Album

AC/DC haven't exactly been the hardest-working band in show business over the last few decades. The legendary Aussie rockers have only released three albums since 1990, and their last album was 'Black Ice' in 2008. But in a new interview, bassist Cliff Williams says guitarists Angus Young and his brother Malcolm have been working on some new material -- though he stops short of promising a timetable for a new album.

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Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix Announce Record Store Day Exclusives

Record Store Day is coming up fast, and two of classic rock's finest have been added to the list of artists who will have exclusives available for the annual event. Legacy Recordings will be offering up vinyl exclusives on Aerosmith and Jimi Hendrix for this year's celebration of independent record stores.

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