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 Jim Morrison’s Disastrous Last Doors Show
The singer was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed this final show.
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.
The Story of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ and Meat Loaf’s Rise to Stardom
Meat Loaf's out-of-nowhere blockbuster, 'Bat Out of Hell,' was released in October 1977.
The Day Creedence Clearwater Revival Broke Up
Few groups have produced so much important work in such a short period of time.
Why the Doors Got Banned From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’
It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture.
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," singer Dennis DeYoung later admitted.
Why the Beatles’ White Album Was Played at Charles Manson’s Trial
It was a bizarre twist to an already sensational story.
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.
The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death
Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.
41 Years Ago: Gram Parsons Body Theft Case 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.