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.
Geoff Tate on Queensryche Split: ‘There’s So Many Different Ways We Could Have Handled Thi…
Singer Geoff Tate has certainly had a harder-than-expected road to his new solo album 'Kings & Thieves,' which releases today (Nov. 6) via InsideOut Music. The hard rock veteran began the album as a side project from his day gig as the front man in Queensryche, but by the time it w…
Bill Dees, ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ Co-Writer, Dead at 73
Bill Dees, who co-wrote a string of hits with the legendary Roy Orbison including his signature tune 'Oh, Pretty Woman,' died last Wednesday, Oct. 24, at his home.
Queen Scale Things Back on ‘News of the World’
Queen went for a less-bombastic approach on 'News of the World,' which was released on Oct. 28., 1977,
Led Zeppelin Release ‘Kashmir’ Video From ‘Celebration Day’
Led Zeppelin have been gearing up for the Nov. 19 release of 'Celebration Day,' and now the group have posted the video clip for an epic live version of 'Kashmir' online to give fans a teaser.
Rock Report: Ian Anderson ‘Thick as a Brick’ Tour Review
Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson presented the crowd with both a full dose of nostalgia, and a new musical challenge in Nashville on Tuesday night (Oct. 30).
Rock Report: Wolfgang Van Halen May Join Tremonti Permanently
It looks like Wolfgang Van Halen's side gig might be getting a little less part time.
Rock Report: Led Zeppelin -Live Song Review
Led Zeppelin come roaring back to life with the release of this live version of 'Kashmir,' which is the first single from the forthcoming 'Celebration Day' project. Impacting at radio right now, the powerful and moody track demonstrates the group at the height of their collective…
Rock Report: Neil Young Becomes a Twitter Sensation
Legendary rocker Neil Young might not be the first guy you'd think of in terms of social media trendsetters, and with cheerful little ditties like 'The Needle and the Damage Done,' he might not make anyone's list of the funniest guys in the music business, either. But the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer…
Meat Loaf Rises to Stardom Like a ‘Bat Out of Hell’
Meat Loaf's out-of-nowhere blockbuster, 'Bat Out of Hell,' was released on Oct. 21, 1977.
Rock Report: Black Sabbath Assembling 15 Songs for New Album
It's no secret that the members of Black Sabbath have been in the studio recording their first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' According to a new report, the group are partway through the recording of 15 new tracks, 12 of which will comprise the album that …