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.
See Inside Jon Bon Jovi’s Staggering $43 Million Palm Beach Mansion [Pictures]
The place is incredibly opulent.
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.
Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos
The guitar wunderkind was undoubtedly one of the most important rock musicians of the late 20th century.
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.
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.
When Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 With Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’
This unlikely pairing worked like a charm.
Top 10 Angus Young Guitar Solos
He may be one of the unlikeliest guitar heroes in rock music, simply for the fact that he's not trying to be a guitar hero at all.