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.
Mel Tillis Dead at 85
Mel Tillis, whose career spanned performing, songwriting, movies and television, has died after a long health battle.
Gregg Allman Dead at 69
Rock and Southern music legend Gregg Allman has died at the age of 69.
Merle Haggard Dead at 79
Merle Haggard has died after a series of recent health struggles. The legendary singer passed away on April 6, 2016, which was also his 79th birthday.
‘Seven Bridges Road’ Songwriter Steve Young Dead at 73
Steve Young, the songwriter and musician best known for writing "Seven Bridges Road," has passed away in Nashville. He was 73 years old.
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 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.
Revisiting 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.
40 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashes
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.