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.
How Jim Morrison’s Drunken Outburst Almost Got a Plane Turned Around
A delayed flight led to big trouble for Doors frontman Jim Morrison on Nov. 11, 1969.
The Day Gram Parsons’ Body Theft Case Was Settled
Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his generation – though the true extent of his influence would not be felt until after his death.
40 Years Ago: Queen Scale Things Back on ‘News of the World’
Queen went for a less-bombastic approach on 'News of the World,' which was released on Oct. 28., 1977,
40 Years Ago: Meat Loaf Becomes a Star With ‘Bat Out of Hell’
Meat Loaf's out-of-nowhere blockbuster, 'Bat Out of Hell,' was released in October 1977.
Revisiting the Day Led Zeppelin Became Movie Stars
Led Zeppelin were one of the undeniably great live acts of the 70s, whose shows were a rock 'n' roll celebration of equal parts spectacle, music and delirious over-the-top excess.
40 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashes
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.
45 Years Ago: Creedence Clearwater Revival Break Up
Creedence Clearwater Revival announced their split on Oct. 16, 1972.
Revisiting John Bonham’s Intimate Memorial Service
Generally regarded as one of the loudest rock drummers, Led Zeppelin standout John Bonham's funeral was anything but.
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.
45 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Manage to Release ‘Vol. 4,’ Despite Mounting Problems
Black Sabbath were reaching beyond their heavy musical roots by the time they recorded their fourth album in 1972.