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.
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.
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.
The Time Ace Frehley Was Almost Electrocuted 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."
The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death
Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.
33 Years Ago: John Bonham’s Funeral Service Took Place
Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is generally regarded as one of the most important and influential rock drummers of his generation, if not all time. The legendary musician died on Sept. 25, 1980, and today -- Oct. 10 -- marks the 33rd anniversary of his funeral service.
Gene Simmons Says Kiss Have 5-10 Years Left in Their Career
Kiss are getting to be the elder statesmen of shock rock, currently celebrating 40 years since their formation and still going strong. In a new interview Gene Simmons says he's not ready to hang up his face paint and dragon boots just yet, revealing that he thinks the band could possibly last a…
Early Axl Rose Demo Surfaces Online [Audio]
A demo tape from an early-80s L.A.-based metal band called Rapidfire has been posted online, featuring the earliest known recordings of a young singer named Axl Rose.
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Retires Roller Coaster Drum Kit
It's the end of an era for Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. The band wrapped their most recent tour with a gig at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Saturday night (May 25), and the show also marked the final appearance of Lee's unique roller coaster drum set.
Nikki Sixx Blasts Kim Kardashian Via Twitter
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx took socialite and all-around media . . . uh, "personality" Kim Kardashian to task on Monday (May 20), after the bad-reality-TV-star-turned-product pitch woman posted to Twitter to promote her new bronzer line during the horrific tornado that touched down in …