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.
Quiet Riot Brought Metal to the Mainstream With ‘Metal Health’
Released in March 1983, Quiet Riot's 'Metal Health became the first heavy metal disc to capture the top spot on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.
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 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 Alice Cooper’s ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ Tour
Alice Cooper launched his 'Welcome to My Nightmare' tour in May 1975.
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.
The Time Ace Frehley Was Nearly Electrocuted Onstage at a Kiss Concert
The near-fatal production snafu occurred early on at a gig in Lakeland, Fla., right after Kiss played "Detroit Rock City."
45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona
A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.
The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death
Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.
41 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Vol. 4′
Metal pioneers Black Sabbath were reaching beyond their heavy musical roots by the time they recorded their fourth album in 1972, coming up with an amalgam of classic heavy riffing, a growing sense of melody, and even some touches of progressive rock. The album endures as a classic today - even thou…
35 Years Ago: Styx Release ‘Pieces of Eight’
Styx had just broken through to superstardom when they released their eighth studio album, 'Pieces of Eight.' The album cemented their position as one of the biggest arena rock headlining groups in America -- but it also heralded a change that would ultimately help to pull the band apart.
Dennis DeYoung Brings the Music of Styx to Nashville
Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung brought his solo show titled 'The Music of Styx' to Nashville's historic War Memorial Auditorium on Friday night (June 28). The show is billed as a Styx greatest hits show, and that's exactly what DeYoung delivered, turning back the clock for t…