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.
Underrated Styx: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
You know their hits, but what about these deep tracks?
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 Ozzy Osbourne Revisited His Black Sabbath Past on ‘Speak of the Devil’
Ozzy Osbourne was in a terrible spot at the end of 1982, but he somehow managed to pull it together and release 'Speak of the Devil' on Nov. 27, 1982.
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.
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.
45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona
A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.
Gene Simmons Says Kiss Have 5-10 Years Left in Their Career
Kiss are getting to be the elder statesmen of shock rock, currently celebrating 40 years since their formation and still going strong. In a new interview Gene Simmons says he's not ready to hang up his face paint and dragon boots just yet, revealing that he thinks the band could possibly last another decade.
Early Axl Rose Demo Surfaces Online
A demo tape from an early-80s L.A.-based metal band called Rapidfire has been posted online, featuring the earliest known recordings of a young singer named Axl Rose.
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Retires Roller Coaster Drum Kit
It's the end of an era for Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. The band wrapped their most recent tour with a gig at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Saturday night (May 25), and the show also marked the final appearance of Lee's unique roller coaster drum set.
Former Mott the Hoople Guitarist and Singer Steve Hyams Dead
Guitarist and singer Steve Hyams, who briefly worked with British rockers Mott the Hoople, has passed away at the age of 62 after battling heart problems for years.
Kiss Promise New Stage Show Featuring Fireball-Shooting Spider
You can never accuse Kiss of not putting on an over-the-top rock show. But for the upcoming European leg of their 'Monster' tour, the band are unveiling a new stage setup that they promise is a step beyond even their previous stadium spectaculars.