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.
Florida Georgia Line Reveal 2016 Dig Your Roots Tour
Florida Georgia Line are hitting the road in 2016. The edgy contemporary country duo have announced the cities for their 2016 Dig Your Roots Tour.
When Kenney Jones Joined the Who
The veteran drummer was already highly regarded when he got the unexpected opportunity of a lifetime.
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 Story of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ and Meat Loaf’s Rise to Stardom
Meat Loaf's out-of-nowhere blockbuster, 'Bat Out of Hell,' was released in October 1977.
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 Creedence Clearwater Revival Broke Up
Few groups have produced so much important work in such a short period of time.
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.
Why the Doors Got Banned From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’
It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture.
37 Years Ago: Styx Get Bigger, and Go Through Some Changes, With ‘Pieces of Eight’
Styx had just broken through to superstardom when they released their eighth studio album, 'Pieces of Eight, in September 1978.
Why AC/DC’s Transitional ‘Powerage’ LP has Grown in Stature
This bridged the gap between their first albums and the hits that would soon follow.