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.
‘America’s Most Expensive Home’ for Sale for $295 Million + It’s Truly Hard to Believe [Pictures]
It's hard to fathom that such a house even exists.
How Quiet Riot’s ‘Metal Health’ Brought Metal to the Mainstream
They were the first heavy-metal group to capture the top spot on the 'Billboard' Top 200 Albums chart.
How Keith Emerson Injured His Hands in Concert
This trio was never really notable for their restraint.
How Paul McCartney Stumbled Into the ’90s With ‘Off the Ground’
Paul McCartney's solo albums can be hit-and-miss, to put it diplomatically.
Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos
The guitar wunderkind was undoubtedly one of the most important rock musicians of the late 20th century.
Top 10 Underrated Eagles Songs
A list of Eagles songs that are worth a deeper look, from ageless singles to hidden catalog gems.
The History of the Who’s First Breakup
Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who on Dec. 16, 1983.
Revisiting Jim Morrison’s Disastrous Last Doors Show
The singer was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed this final show.
Revisiting the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Concert
A murder at this show effectively brought the peace-and-love ethos of the '60s to a jarring end.
When Ozzy Osbourne Revisited His Black Sabbath Past on ‘Speak of the Devil’
Ozzy Osbourne was in a terrible spot at the end of 1982, but he somehow managed to pull it together and release 'Speak of the Devil' on Nov. 27, 1982.
The Day Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashed
They'd already established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s.
The Day Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Died in a Bus Accident
Metallica were on top of the metal world in 1986. But the band's year ended with a crushing blow after bassist Cliff Burton died in a bus accident while touring overseas.