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.
When Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 on Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’
Pop and R&B star Michael Jackson was looking to broaden his audience base when he invited Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen to play on a track from the album he was working on as a follow-up to his best-selling 1979 LP 'Off the Wall.'
Top 10 Angus Young Guitar Solos
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young 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.
How ‘Kilroy Was Here’ Tore Styx Apart
"I have many times bemoaned the fact that I, through my sheer will, dragged the group into that," Styx singer Dennis DeYoung later admitted.
That Time the Beatles’ White Album Was Played in Court During the Charles Manson Trial
The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.
The Time Ace Frehley Was Nearly Electrocuted Onstage at a Kiss Concert
Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley nearly died on stage on Dec. 12, 1976.
Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’
Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience.
How Aerosmith Got Back to Basics on ‘Draw the Line’
Aerosmith were coming off the peak of their success when they went into the studio for Draw the Line.
20 Years Ago: AC/DC Pay Tribute With ‘Bonfire’ Box Set
On Nov. 18, 1997, AC/DC paid tribute to their late singer Bon Scott with the release of the Bonfire box set.
No. 9: ‘How Many More Times’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs
The mighty Led Zeppelin essentially invented a new genre by recording 'How Many More Times,' which closed out their revolutionary first album and also many of their early live shows. It clocks in at No. 9 on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs.
No. 8: ‘Misty Mountain Hop’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs
Few '70s hard rock bands could come anywhere close to Led Zeppelin when it came to creating sophisticated studio recordings, as evidenced by 'Misty Mountain Hop,' No. 8 on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs. A simple enough song in its construction, based around a straight funk rock riff, the…