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.
Dennis DeYoung Offers Wistful Memories of Paradise With Nashville ‘Music of Styx’ Show
It was a night of very special memories for Styx fans in Nashville.
Hall of Famer Leon Russell Dead at 74
Leon Russell, whose impact on popular music crossed genre boundaries, has passed away at the age of 74.
How Paul McCartney Entered the ’90s With ‘Off the Ground’
Paul McCartney's solo albums can be hit-and-miss, to put it diplomatically.
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 Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashed
Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October 1977.
Revisiting AC/DC’s Transitional ‘Powerage’ LP
'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.
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.
The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death
Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.
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.
When AC/DC Paid Tribute With the ‘Bonfire’ Box Set
The five-CD collection featured live material and alternate takes from the maniacal Bon Scott's tenure in AC/DC.
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.