A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
How the Eagles Steered From Country to Rock With ‘On the Border’
The Eagles' third album was released in March 1974. We look back at it with some exclusive quotes from Don Felder.
The Story of Bad Company’s Fifth Album, ‘Desolation Angels’
Bad Company re-emerged in March 1979 with their fifth LP, Desolation Angels, another solid 10-track slab of blues-influenced rock.
That Time Motley Crue Struggled to Move Forward With a New Singer
In 1992, with the biggest record of their career behind them and 25 million of Elektra Records' dollars in the bank, Motley Crue seemed poised to scale even greater heights.
The Story of Van Halen’s Injury-Plagued ‘Balance’ Tour
Early 1995 found Van Halen heading back out on the road with a No. 1 album on the chart — but trouble was brewing.
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.
George Martin Dies: Rockers React
News of producer George Martin's passing has inspired many of the countless artists influenced by his work to share their memories and farewell messages on Facebook and Twitter.
The Story of Queen’s Second Album, ‘Queen II’
Queen released their second album 'Queen II' on March 8, 1974.
Bill Wyman Diagnosed With Cancer
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The Night Led Zeppelin Became ‘The Nobs’ for One Show
When is Led Zeppelin not Led Zeppelin?
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.
The History of Jimmy Page’s Debut Solo Single, ‘She Just Satisfies’
Jimmy Page released a single under his own name on Feb. 26, 1965 – though he later said "it's better forgotten."
The History of Scorpions’ Breakthrough and Best Album, ‘Lovedrive’
Prior to recording their sixth studio LP, 1979's 'Lovedrive,' Scorpions had two main problems: Finding major success outside their native Germany and hanging onto a lead guitarist.