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.
Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos
Guitar wunderkind Eddie Van Halen is undoubtedly one of the most important rock musicians of the last 35 years.
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.
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
Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October 1977.
The Day Creedence Clearwater Revival Broke Up
Few groups have produced so much important work in such a short period of time.
How the Beatles Became Saturday Morning Cartoon Characters
They were actually immortalized in animated glory a few years before climbing aboard that famous yellow submarine.
Why the Doors Got Banned From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’
It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture.
Why AC/DC’s Transitional ‘Powerage’ LP has Grown in Stature
'Powerage,' which was released on May 25, 1978, proved to be transitional between AC/DC's first albums and the hits that would soon follow.
When Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 With Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’
This unlikely pairing worked like a charm.
44 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Played in Court During Charles Manson Trial
The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.