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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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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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Kathi McDonald, Former Rolling Stones and Joe Cocker Vocalist, Dead at 64

Well-respected blues and rock singer Kathi McDonald, who sang on classic albums by the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker and many others, has died at the age of 64. According to Toronto Blues Diary, McDonald slipped into a coma on Tuesday and never woke up again. No cause of death has been revealed.

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Talks Politics: ‘I’m a Definite Old School Republican’

You might think of Aerosmith as the ultimate rock and roll bad boys, but when it comes to politics, at least one of the legendary Boston-based rockers is a bit more conservative. In a new interview, guitarist Joe Perry expresses his frustration with the current political climate, describing his beliefs as a throwback to an earlier Republican doctrine.

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