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.
Dickey Betts Forced to Cancel Shows After Health Scare
Legendary singer and guitarist Dickey Betts has canceled a number of upcoming shows with his band Great Southern after battling unknown health issues. The 69-year-old musician, best known as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has been canceling or re-scheduling shows since the early part of April, according to Vintage Vinyl News...
Aerosmith Cancel Concert Due to Bomb Threat
Boston-based rockers Aerosmith have canceled a scheduled concert in Indonesia after reports of a bomb threat in the capital city of Jakarta.
Motley Crue’s Mick Mars Knocked Over by ‘Idiot’ Fan During Concert
(Video contains NSFW language) It wasn't a very happy birthday for Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars, who got knocked over by an overzealous fan on stage during a concert in Canada on Saturday night (May 4).
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.
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).
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 reality show 'Pawn Stars.'
REO, Styx + Ted Nugent Donating Proceeds From Concerts to Boston Marathon Bombing Victims
Classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon -- along with tour mate Ted Nugent -- have come to the rescue once again. The heartland rockers will donate a portion of the proceeds from their current Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express tour to victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
Robert Plant Announces 2013 U.S. Tour Dates for Sensational Space Shifters
Legendary Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant has announced the first North American tour dates for his new project, Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters. The group will kick off their native stateside jaunt on June 20 in Dallas, Texas and run through July 27 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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 were nothing more than employees whose purpose was to help Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley realize their
Former Krokus Drummer Dani Crivelli Dies
Drummer Dani Crivelli, who played with the Swiss metal band Krokus from 1987-1989, has passed away. The band revealed his death in a statement on their web site on Sunday (April 21).