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.
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Tearfully Reveals Wife Beth Chapman’s Final Moments [Watch]
"She said, 'Please, let me go.'"
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 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 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.
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.
How ‘Kilroy Was Here’ Tore Styx Apart
"I have many times bemoaned the fact that I, through my sheer will, dragged the group into that," singer Dennis DeYoung later admitted.
45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona
A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.
Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’
Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience.