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.
Legendary Session Guitarist Hugh McCracken Dies
Renowned guitarist and session musician Hugh McCracken has passed away. The musician, producer and arranger, who was a fixture of the New York recording scene, was an in-demand player for decades, performing on recordings by Paul Simon, John Lennon, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Kenny Loggins and Steely Da…
Kiss Join With Hello Kitty for Upcoming Animated Series
Lock up your daughter's TiVo! The hottest band in the world -- Kiss -- are teaming up with Hello Kitty for a new animated series on the Hub Network titled (what else?) 'Kiss Hello Kitty' -- and no, we did not just make that up.
Tom Petty’s ‘You Got Lucky’ Covered by Divine Fits
Tom Petty fans watching late-night television got lucky Wednesday night (March 27), when indie darlings Divine Fits performed the Heartbreakers classic 'You Got Lucky' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in a hip version that was surprisingly faithful to the original.
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 pi…
The Eagles Announce Summer 2013 Tour
If you've been hoping to catch the Eagles on tour this summer, you just might be in luck -- if you're willing to drive to see them. The legendary California rockers have announced a limited number of shows for their 'History of the Eagles' tour, which will kick off July 6 in Loui…
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 br…
Don Felder, ‘Wash Away’ (Feat. Tommy Shaw of Styx) – Song Review
Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder recently released a solo album titled 'Road to Forever,' and on Monday (March 18) he released the second single from the project, a mid-tempo electric-acoustic hybrid titled 'Wash Away.' And while it might not be the second coming of 'Hotel California,' the track i…
Deep Purple Reveal Cover Art and Track Listing for Upcoming Album ‘NOW What?!’
Prototypical British heavy rockers Deep Purple are set to release a new album titled 'NOW What?!' on April 30, and now the group have revealed the track listing and cover art for the hotly-anticipated disc.
Deep Purple, ‘Hell to Pay’ – Song Review
After a long absence from the recording studio, Deep Purple are set to release a new album titled 'NOW What?!' on April 30 -- and from the sound of the single 'Hell to Pay,' they might have come pretty close to their stated goal of returning to the classic Deep Purple sound.
David Bowie and Bon Jovi Battling it Out for No. 1
David Bowie and Bon Jovi are currently embroiled in a huge fight -- but it's nothing personal. In a scene that seems ripped from the mid-'80s, the two classic rock heavyweights are duking it out for the No. 1 position in next week's Billboard 200 chart.