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.
The Story of Paul McCartney’s First Album of the ’90s, ‘Off the Ground’
Paul McCartney's solo albums can be hit-and-miss, to put it diplomatically.
The Story of Neil Young’s First Professional Gig
Neil Young has enjoyed one of the most influential careers of any contemporary musician.
The History of Kenney Jones’ Time With the Who
Kenney Jones was already highly regarded in the British rock scene by the end of 1978, when he got the unexpected opportunity of a lifetime.
The History of the Who’s First Breakup
Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who on Dec. 16, 1983.
The Story of Jim Morrison’s Disastrous Last Doors Show
Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors.
The Story of the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Concert
A murder at a Rolling Stones concert effectively brought the peace-and-love ethos of the '60s to a jarring end.
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.