A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
Revisiting Foreigner’s Debut Album
For guitarist Mick Jones, who ended up at loose ends in New York during the mid-'70s, stranded and jobless was merely a short-lived inconvenience that led to the gig of a lifetime.
That Time Aerosmith Hit Their Stride on ‘Rocks’
Aerosmith's appetite for self-destruction would send the band spiraling into implosion before the end of the '70s.
Why Kiss’ Self-Titled Debut Was Unfairly Overlooked
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley believed that a more aggressive sound – and distinctive image – would take them to the next level.
Revisiting Freddie Mercury’s Final Public Appearance
The 11th Brit Awards offered a moment of public triumph for Queen. Privately, however, they were worried.
How Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers Formed the Firm
The decade's overall musical climate may have doomed the group from the start.
Why ‘Balance’ Didn’t Seem Like Van Halen’s Last Sammy Hagar Album
Van Halen released 'Balance,' the last album of the Van Hagar era, on Jan. 24, 1995.
When Motorhead Played Their Final Concert
Whatever his ailments, frontman Lemmy Kilmister kept rocking almost until the end.
The Day Thousands Honored John Lennon With a Silent Vigil
The former Beatles star was silenced on Dec. 8, 1980; six days later, that silence was shared around the world.
Journey Welcome Back Drummer Steve Smith, Announce 2016 Tour With Doobie Brothers
Journey will have another busy year on the concert circuit in 2016 — and they'll return to the road with drummer Steve Smith back in the lineup for the first time since the '90s.
Watch a Guitar-Toting Hockey Player Cover Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin” on Ice
You've probably listened to Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" more times than you could count, but you've almost certainly never heard it sound anything like this.