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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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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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Queensryche Singer Geoff Tate Reacts to Hostile Fan Reviews of New Album

Well, you can't say Queensryche singer Geoff Tate isn't a good sport. In a new YouTube clip, the vocalist reacts to a barrage of incredibly vitriolic fan reviews of the group's new album, 'Frequency Unknown.'

The video is the result of a unique contest that Tate and his record label dreamed up to promote the recent release, which has proven qui

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Joe Satriani, ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ – Album Review

You really can't say that instrumental rock-guitar music is in fashion right now, but that doesn't make one bit of difference to Joe Satriani. The guitar maestro's new album, 'Unstoppable Momentum,' proves that good music is timeless, no matter what trends come and go.

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Hear Eddie Van Halen Perform on Two New LL Cool J Songs

Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen surprised his longtime fans in March, when he hinted at a collaboration with rapper LL Cool J. Now the two tracks resulting from that meeting of the musical minds have leaked online for all to hear.

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Lou Gramm Says He May Reunite With Foreigner for Farewell Tour

Legendary Foreigner singer Lou Gramm has not been a part of the band that made him famous in more than a decade, but in a new interview, he says that may be changing. The singer behind all-time rock classics such as 'Hot Blooded,' 'Double Vision' and 'Urgent' says his management has been talking about him re-joining the group for a reunion that would also serve as a farewell tour.

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Black Sabbath Debut New Song, ‘Methademic,’ Live in Melbourne

Black Sabbath have unveiled another new track live during the overseas road trek to promote their upcoming album '13.' At a concert in Melbourne, Australia on Monday (April 29), the group performed 'Methademic,' which is slated for release as one of three bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of '13.'

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