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.
Revisiting the Who’s First Breakup
Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who on Dec. 16, 1983.
The Day Mick Taylor Quit the Rolling Stones
Mick Taylor's tenure in the Rolling Stones saw him play on some of their most important albums, but it was relatively short-lived.
Revisiting 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.
When Genesis Played Their First U.S. Concert
American audiences got their first glimpse of Peter Gabriel and company on a December night in Boston.
How Jim Morrison Got Arrested Onstage in New Haven
Jim Morrison earned the dubious distinction of being, as far as we know, the first rock star ever to be arrested while performing.
Revisiting 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.
Top 10 Randy Rhoads Guitar Solos
10 awesome guitar solos from the late, great Randy Rhoads.
The Day Frank Zappa Died
Frank Zappa succumbed after a long battle with prostate cancer.
The History of the Who’s First Concept Album, ‘The Who Sell Out’
The Who -- one of the most experimental hard rock groups of the '60s and '70s -- were rapidly evolving musically when they released 'The Who Sell Out' on Dec. 1, 1967.
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.