A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
35 Years Ago: .38 Special Break Through with ‘Wild-Eyed Southern Boys’
After three unsuccessful efforts, the Southern rock band changed their sound a bit and began a decade of hits.
Phil Collins Looks Back on the ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Break: ‘Nobody Had Ever Heard Anything Like That’
Looking back through his archives for a series of deluxe solo reissues has left Phil Collins in a reflective mood.
Metallica Share Cover and Sample Pages From New ‘Master of Puppets’ Book
The members of Metallica are offering fans a sneak peek at Back to the Front, the upcoming book that promises to provide "a fully authorized visual history" of their Master of Puppets album.
The Day Rod Stewart’s ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ Hit No. 1
In the late-'70s, hemmed in by disco on one side and punk on the other, many rock artists of Rod Stewart's generation felt like the trends of the day were passing them by.
Bruce Springsteen Sets Fall Release for Autobiography, ‘Born to Run’
Bruce Springsteen has announced plans to publish his autobiography, titled Born to Run, later this year.
How Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers Formed the Firm
The decade's overall musical climate may have doomed this group from the start.
Rolling Stones and Elton John Say Trump Campaign Is Using Their Songs Without Permission
We can add the Rolling Stones and Elton John to the growing list of artists who aren't on board with Donald Trump using their music at events during his campaign for the United States presidency.
Why Motley Crue Fired Vince Neil
They looked primed to rule for years to come following 1989's 'Dr. Feelgood' but the band was actually getting ready to implode.
The Story of Roger Daltrey’s First Post-Who Solo Album, ‘Parting Should Be Painless’
By the time the Who called it quits in 1983, singer Roger Daltrey had already been a part-time solo artist for a decade.
The Story of Billy Idol’s Motorcycle Accident
We enjoy a certain amount of bad behavior from our rock stars, but within limits.
Why the Rolling Stones Were Censored During Super Bowl Show
Fearing public outrage, the NFL brought down Mick Jagger's microphone for two potentially offensive lyrics.
New Monkees Album, ‘Good Times,’ Reportedly Arriving in June
The Monkees are reportedly celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new album, Good Times, scheduled to arrive in June.