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.
Quiet Riot Brought Metal to the Mainstream With ‘Metal Health’
Released in March 1983, Quiet Riot's 'Metal Health became the first heavy metal disc to capture the top spot on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.
Top 10 Tony Iommi Guitar Solos
The best guitar solos from Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.
The Time Keith Emerson Injured His Hands at an Emerson, Lake and Palmer Concert
The progressive-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer were never really notable for their restraint, either in the complexity and execution of their music or in their over-the-top live shows.
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.
55 Years Ago: Charlie Watts Joins the Rolling Stones
Though they publicly celebrated a 50th anniversary in 2012, guitarist Keith Richards says the band members themselves count January of the next year as the Rolling Stones' real beginning.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Arrested in Sweden
The guitar legend was arrested on Jan. 4, 1968.
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.