A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
The Story of Van Halen’s Second Album, ‘Van Halen II’
"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."
Lost Rolling Stones Track Discovered After Spending 50 Years in an Attic
The Rolling Stones archives just added a few intriguing unreleased tracks — including a recording that's remained completely unknown for more than five decades.
The History of Billy Joel’s Tough ‘Glass Houses’
Billy Joel closed out the '70s with two of the bestselling albums of the decade in The Stranger and 52nd Street.
The Story of Queen’s Second Album, ‘Queen II’
Queen released their second album 'Queen II' on March 8, 1974.
How Rush’s Self-Titled Debut Pointed to Bigger Things
On March 1, 1974, a trio of young Canadians kicked off what would ultimately become one of rock's more distinguished recording careers with the release of their self-titled debut album.
The Day Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Launched Their ‘No Quarter’ Tour
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant shocked fans when they reunited for MTV's Unledded special in October 1994.
How Deep Purple Changed Their Sound on ‘Burn’
The David Coverdale/Glenn Hughes era of Deep Purple began with the release of 'Burn' on Feb. 15, 1974.
The Time the Rolling Stones Were Censored During Super Bowl Halftime Show
Fearing public outrage, the NFL brought down Mick Jagger's microphone for two potentially offensive lyrics during their Super Bowl XL halftime show.
The Story of Billy Idol’s Motorcycle Accident
We enjoy a certain amount of bad behavior from our rock stars, but within limits.
The History of Mick Ronson’s First Show With David Bowie
David Bowie has played with a lot of great guitarists in his day.
The History of ‘Superstition,’ the No. 1 Song Stevie Wonder Stole From Jeff Beck
When Stevie Wonder scored a No. 1 hit with 'Superstition' on Jan. 27, 1973, it announced a new sound for the brilliantly talented full-service singer, songwriter and musician.
Mott the Hoople Drummer Dale Griffin Dies at 67
Dale "Buffin" Griffin of Mott the Hoople has died after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.