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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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Ted Nugent Pens Open Letter To Vice President Joe Biden on Gun Control

Arch-conservative rocker and reality TV star Ted Nugent hasn't been shy about his stance on gun control, and now the avid hunter and gun enthusiast has shared his thoughts on the matter with Vice President Joe Biden. In an open letter published by the conservative-leaning Washington Times, Nugent offers his service to Biden's newly-appointed commission to end gun violence, while insisting -- surprise! -- that banning automatic weapons is not a viable option.

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The Beatles, Rolling Stones Could End Up on British Pound Notes

Talk about laughing all the way to the bank. As if having a Knight of the Realm in your band weren't honor enough, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones are among the celebrities under consideration to appear on a new 10 pound note that is soon to be issued by the Bank of England.

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Andy Summers of the Police Calls Puff Daddy’s ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ a ‘Major Rip-Off’

Rapper Puff Daddy may be prone to, uh, "borrowing" from classic rock songs in his work, but that doesn't mean we have to like it. Police guitarist Andy Summers slammed the rap mogul in a new interview, calling his use of a sampled Summers guitar riff "the major rip-off of all time."

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Katy Perry and Kristen Stewart Fighting Over Role in Freddie Mercury Movie?

Pop singer Katy Perry and 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart are reportedly fighting over a plum role in an upcoming movie about the life of flamboyant Queen front man Freddie Mercury. According to a recent article, the pair are both vying against Lady Gaga for the role of Mary Austin, Mercury's lifelong best friend and confidante with whom he had a romantic relationship in the '70s.

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Upcoming Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘New and Unreleased,’ or ‘Old and Recycled’?

One of the most hotly anticipated classic rock releases of 2013 is the the Jimi Hendrix album 'People, Hell & Angels,' which Experience Hendrix is advertising as a collection of 12 new and previously unreleased tracks. But not so fast -- according to our friends over at Antiquiet.com, that may not be entirely accurate.

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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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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 in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 73. He was reportedly suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. Van Halen famously covered 'Oh, Pretty Woman' on their 1982 album 'Diver Down.'

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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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35 Years Ago: Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Released

Meat Loaf was an actor and little-known singer with one minor album and an appearance in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' to his credit before he released 'Bat Out of Hell' in 1977. The album catapulted the entertainer to superstar status, in the process becoming one of the most iconic records of the 1970s -- though Meat Loaf would become so defined by its success that he would struggle to recover for more than a decade.

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