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Sterling Whitaker

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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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 picture, it touched off fevered speculation about a collaboration between the two performers. Now that cross-genre alliance has been confirmed, as the first audio clip of a track they recorded together has leaked online.

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Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix Announce Record Store Day Exclusives

Record Store Day is coming up fast, and two of classic rock's finest have been added to the list of artists who will have exclusives available for the annual event. Legacy Recordings will be offering up vinyl exclusives on Aerosmith and Jimi Hendrix for this year's celebration of independent record stores.

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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 brother Malcolm have been working on some new material -- though he stops short of promising a timetable for a new album.

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Don Felder, ‘Wash Away’ 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 is a deserving effort with many strong elements, and more than worthy of a listen for any fan of his prior work.

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35 Years Ago: California Jam 2 Takes Place

Bringing together a variety of acts from across the rock and roll spectrum in front of a crowd of more than 300,000, California Jam 2 featured scorching performances from some of the biggest names in '70s rock music. The concert - which took place on March 18, 1978 -- helped to pave the way for all-day festivals to become the routine big-business events they are today.

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Heart, Jason Bonham 2013 Tour to Feature Joint Led Zeppelin Encore

Newly-selected Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart will join forces with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience for a 2013 summer tour that will feature them together onstage for a 30-minute Led Zeppelin tribute to close out each show.

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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.

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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.

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Roger Waters on Pink Floyd: ‘It Was Over in 1985′

Former Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters may be riding high with a hugely successful touring version of 'The Wall,' but that doesn't mean he would ever consider touring with his former band again. In a recent interview, the singer-songwriter and bass player spoke succinctly about the matter, saying, "It was over in 1985, and it's still over."

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