A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
40 Years Ago: Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ Video Points to the End of an Era
Producer Robert Lombard was abruptly fired before they completed the shoot.
40 Years Ago: Yes Makes an Improbable Trip to the Top With ‘90125’
This was the happy end result of a long series of twists and turns – including another flurry of lineup changes.
30 Years Ago: Rush’s ‘Counterparts’ Pushes Back Against Grunge
This LP might mark the spot where they evolved past trends once and for all.
35 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Finds His Next Great Guitar Player
Given how fortunate he'd been, it wouldn't have been surprising if his luck finally ran out.
How Keith Richards Used ‘Beast of Burden’ to Apologize
It arrived after a period of turmoil for the band.
30 Years Ago: Billy Idol’s Ambitious ‘Cyberpunk’ Fails to Connect
There's perhaps small comfort in the knowledge that he was ahead of his time.
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Come Roaring Back With ‘Some Girls’
Pinned in by disco on one side and punk on the other, the band entered 1978 in need of a boost – and they got it.
Van Halen’s ‘OU812′: A Track-by-Track Guide
Their second Sammy Hagar-era album was an eclectic mix of styles.
How ZZ Top Souped Up Their Sound With ‘Got Me Under Pressure’
Bold experimentation led the band to new commercial heights.
When the FCC Tried to Crack Down on Drug-Related Lyrics
They were convinced that a growing number of popular songs contained coded drug-related messages to kids.
Rolling Stones Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
A complete guide to the Rolling Stones' lineup changes.
Little Richard Quotes: Rock Stars Praise His Genius and Influence
Rockers ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Elton John speak of the pioneer's impact.
Dave Grohl Still Can’t Listen to Nirvana
"When Kurt died, every time the radio came on, it broke my heart."
Bob Seger’s Postponed Tour Will Resume This Fall
After some recent setbacks, the singer is hoping "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets" as he gets ready to hit the road again.
Rolling Stones Kick Off 2018 ‘No Filter’ Tour: Set List, Video
This latest European leg of the run, which extends a tour the band started last year, and as before, they're showing a willingness to dip a little further into the vault for material.
Here’s How Freddie Mercury Reacted After Hearing ‘Ice Ice Baby’
"He carried on eating his breakfast and suddenly stopped, frowning."
New David Bowie Releases Arriving in Late June
David Bowie's vaults will open long enough to release a trio of rare archival recordings this summer.
Queen Announce ‘Crown Jewels’ Las Vegas Residency
The members of Queen are making plans to settle in for an extended stay in the desert later this year.
Queen Count Down to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Teaser Premiere
Soon, Queen fans will get their first view of footage from the upcoming 'Bohemian Rhapsody' band biopic.
Are These the Demos Featured on Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Box?
If the rumors are true and there really is a big box devoted to Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction' on the way, we might already have a pretty good idea of which early recordings to expect.