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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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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 Saturday night (May 25), and the show also marked the final appearance of Lee's unique roller coaster drum set.

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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 stars like Miranda Lambert and Alan Jackson. In an interview to promote the new album, Fogerty clarified his position on the longstanding tensions between he and his former CCR band mates, and why he feels he can never reunite with them.

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35 Years Ago: AC/DC’s ‘Powerage’ Album Released

Australian rockers AC/DC were teetering on the brink of worldwide stardom when they released 'Powerage' on May 25, 1978, and though the album didn't quite get them there, it marked an important period of transition for the band and remains a favorite of many fans who feel it is an underrated classic.

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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 Moore, Okla. and struck an elementary school, reportedly leaving at least 29 people dead in its wake.

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25 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1′

One of the most confounding musicians ever to grace the rock genre, Frank Zappa had a penchant for taking what essentially amounted to full-blown avant garde compositions and arranging them for rock ensemble playing. His bizarre, conceptual live performances were an astonishing mix of exceptional musicianship, onstage theatrics and pop culture satire. On May 16, 1988 Zappa showcased some of the standout live tracks from various eras of his development by releasing a career-spanning double live album titled 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol 1.'

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HSAS Rebirth? Sammy Hagar + Neal Schon Recruit New Rhythm Section

After a break of a mere 30 years, HSAS are back -- sort of. Sammy Hagar and Journey guitarist Neal Schon have reunited for a few songs on Hagar's upcoming CD, and they recruited Hagar's Chickenfoot rhythm section of Michael Anthony and Chad Smith for the three tracks.

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