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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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Van Halen Reschedule Dates for Summer 2013

Van Halen fans around the world wound up being disappointed when the group cut their tour in support of their recent album 'A Different Kind of Truth' short after guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery. But things appear to be looking up, as the band have booked three new dates for the summer of 2013 to replace the shows they had to cancel in Japan.

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Jimi Hendrix Interviews and Reviews Documented in New Book

Jimi Hendrix may be one of the most exhaustively chronicled performers in rock music history, but a new book aims for a fresh angle on the legendary guitarist, whose life has been mythologized to the point where it often overshadows his music.

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Geoff Tate on Queensryche Split: ‘There’s So Many Different Ways We Could Have Handled This’

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 was completed he had been fired from the group he helped found three decades ago.

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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 proved to be both on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 24), when he took to Twitter for an hour-long online chat that displayed his unusual sense of humor, becoming a worldwide trending topic in the process.

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Jimmy Page Working on New Music

It's been quite a while since Jimmy Page fans have had any new studio music from the reclusive musician, but it looks like the wait may be almost over. In a new interview, the groundbreaking Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist reveals that he is working on some new music that could possibly see release by the end of 2013.

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Peter Frampton Documenting FCA! 35 Tour With New Release

Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton celebrated the 35th anniversary of his seminal live album 'Frampton Comes Alive!' with a tour in 2011 and again with select dates in 2012. Now the legendary musician will document those shows with the release of 'FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton,' which is slated to arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and CD on Nov. 13 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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Ritchie Blackmore ‘Couldn’t Care Less’ If Deep Purple Make Hall of Fame

After years of being completely overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, pioneering hard rockers Deep Purple received word last week that they are among the nominees this year. But if you're hoping for an epic reunion jam on 'Highway Star' at this year's ceremony, not so fast -- in a new interview, former Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore says he has no interest in whether the band is inducted or not.

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New Music Releases – November 2012

The November 2012 New Music Releases schedule shows that it's going to be quite a happy Thanksgiving for classic rock fans, who will be celebrating the arrival of one of the most highly-anticipated rock albums of the year with the Nov. 6 release of Aerosmith's 'Music From Another Dimension.' More than a decade in the making, the album reunites the legendary rockers with producer Jack Douglas ('Toys in the Attic,' 'Rocks') for what promises to be a return to classic Aerosmith.

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Eddie Van Halen, Happy and Healthy – Pic of the Week

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen had a serious health scare recently, forcing Van Halen to cancel all of their scheduled shows until next year. But the musician showed up to watch his son Wolfgang play bass at a Tremonti gig in Kansas City Wednesday night (Oct. 3), looking healthy and relaxed.

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Rolling Stones Guitarist Ron Wood ‘Shocked’ and ‘Saddened’ by Ex-Wife’s Auction

Hell hath no fury like a woman who needs more closet space, as Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is finding out first-hand. The legendary rocker is reportedly shocked and angry at his ex-wife Jo over her intention to auction off some of his artwork and musical memorabilia in Los Angeles in October.

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