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 Tony Iommi Guitar Solos
The best guitar solos from Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.
The Story of Paul McCartney’s First Album of the ’90s, ‘Off the Ground’
Paul McCartney's solo albums can be hit-and-miss, to put it diplomatically.
The Story of Neil Young’s First Professional Gig
Neil Young has enjoyed one of the most influential careers of any contemporary musician.
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.
Top 10 Underrated Eagles Songs
We look past the Eagles' biggest hits, to shine some light on the hidden gems of their catalog.
The History of Kenney Jones’ Time With the Who
Kenney Jones was already highly regarded in the British rock scene by the end of 1978, when he got the unexpected opportunity of a lifetime.
The Story of Jim Morrison’s Disastrous Last Doors Show
Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors.
The Story of the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Concert
A murder at a Rolling Stones concert effectively brought the peace-and-love ethos of the '60s to a jarring end.
The Story of How Ozzy Osbourne Revisited His Black Sabbath Past on ‘Speak of the Devil’
After Randy Rhoads' death, Qzzy Osbourne released 'Speak of the Devil,' a live album of Black Sabbath songs.
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 History of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tragic Plane Crash
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 Ugly Breakup of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival announced their split on Oct. 16, 1972.