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.
That Time the Beatles’ White Album Was Played in Court During the Charles Manson Trial
The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.
The Time Ace Frehley Was Nearly Electrocuted Onstage 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 Jim Morrison’s Arrest and Macing in New Haven
Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested and maced at a concert on Dec. 9, 1967
45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona
A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.
Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’
Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience.
The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death
Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.
40 Years Ago: Aerosmith Get 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.
46 Years Ago – The Who Release ‘The Who Sell Out’
One of the most experimental hard rock groups of the '60s and '70s, the Who were rapidly evolving musically when they released 'The Who Sell Out' on Dec. 1, 1967.
20 Years Ago: AC/DC Pay Tribute With ‘Bonfire’ Box Set
On Nov. 18, 1997, AC/DC paid tribute to their late singer Bon Scott with the release of the Bonfire box set.
41 Years Ago: Gram Parsons Body Theft Case Settled
Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his generation -- though the true extent of his influence would not be felt until after his death.