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.
Gene Simmons Says Kiss Have 5-10 Years Left in Their Career
Kiss are getting to be the elder statesmen of shock rock, currently celebrating 40 years since their formation and still going strong. In a new interview Gene Simmons says he's not ready to hang up his face paint and dragon boots just yet, revealing that he thinks the band could possibly last a…
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 …
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…
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.
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 in…
Sammy Hagar Named Grand Marshal of Hometown Parade
Local boy made good Sammy Hagar is being honored by his hometown of Fontana, Calif. The Red Rocker has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal of the 2013 Fontana Days Parade.
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 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 …
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.