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 the Beatles Became Saturday Morning Cartoon Characters
A few years before they all lived in a yellow submarine, the Beatles were immortalized in animated glory on this show.
Don Henley on New ‘Cass County’ Album: ‘Quality Is More Important Than Quantity’
Don Henley is best known for his work in one of the top-selling rock bands of all time, but he returns to his roots in country music for his new solo album, Cass County.
The Time Kiss Broke Out the Synths on ‘Crazy Nights’
Kiss reached for pop-rock super-stardom with 'Crazy Nights,' a choice they probably wouldn't make again.
Why the Doors Got Banned From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’
It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture when the Doors were booked to appear on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' on Sept. 17, 1967.
That Time Styx Got Bigger, and Went Through Some Changes, With ‘Pieces of Eight’
Styx had just broken through to superstardom when they released their eighth studio album, 'Pieces of Eight, in September 1978.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Take Rock Music Into a New Era With ‘Hysteria’
When Def Leppard began to write for the follow-up to their 1984 multi-platinum breakthrough Pyromania, the group had no idea what a monumental task lay ahead of them.
How Led Zeppelin Finally Celebrated Their Long-Neglected Live History
Led Zeppelin were one of the preeminent live bands of the '70s, but their fans had to wait an awfully long time for a proper representation of the band's live career.
The Story of AC/DC’s Transitional ‘Powerage’ Album
'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.
The Story of David Bowie’s Eye-Popping ‘Glass Spider’ Tour
The spectacle was so massive that, despite its success, David Bowie never attempted to repeat it.
The Story of Alice Cooper’s ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ Tour
Alice Cooper launched his 'Welcome to My Nightmare' tour in May 1975.