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.
Top 10 Tony Iommi Guitar Solos
The best guitar solos from Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.
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.
Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos
Guitar wunderkind Eddie Van Halen is undoubtedly one of the most important rock musicians of the last 35 years.
Top 10 Underrated Eagles Songs
We look past the Eagles' biggest hits, to shine some light on the hidden gems of their catalog.
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.
Top 10 Randy Rhoads Guitar Solos
10 awesome guitar solos from the late, great Randy Rhoads.
The Story of How Ozzy Osbourne Revisited His Black Sabbath Past on ‘Speak of the Devil’
After Randy Rhoads' death, Qzzy Osbourne released 'Speak of the Devil,' a live album of Black Sabbath songs.