A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
Kid Rock Inducts Cheap Trick Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Kid Rock inducted Cheap Trick into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight.
Ted Nugent ‘Endorses’ Hillary Clinton for April Fool’s Day
It must have come as a terrible shock for Ted Nugent fans who forgot to check their calendars this morning.
The History of Supertramp’s Biggest-Selling Album, ‘Breakfast in America’
Supertramp's massively successful 'Breakfast in America' was released on March 29, 1979.
How Van Halen Used Tension to Build Their Third Album, ‘Women and Children First’
Having earned a reputation for flashy fretboard technique, Eddie Van Halen was eager to start pushing the boundaries of Van Halen’s sound.
Robert Plant Surveys His Past, Present and Future During ‘Austin City Limits’ Taping
Robert Plant closed out a recent visit to Austin with a performance taped for the long-running series Austin City Limits that boasted a set list encompassing many phases from his recording career.
How Lynyrd Skynyrd Headed for a Period of Turbulence With ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’
Lynyrd Skynyrd were a band on the rise when they returned to record stores with their third LP, Nuthin' Fancy.
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."
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.