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 Underrated Eagles Songs
A list of Eagles songs that are worth a deeper look, from ageless singles to hidden catalog gems.
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.
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.
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 David Bowie Launched His Eye-Popping ‘Glass Spider’ Tour
The spectacle was a success, but also so massive that he never attempted to repeat it.
How Alice Cooper Toned It Down for the ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ Tour
These dates were specifically designed to introduce a more mainstream-friendly persona to the masses.
When Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 With Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’
This unlikely pairing worked like a charm.