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 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.
The Story of Bob Seger’s Only No. 1 Album, ‘Against the Wind’
Bob Seger achieved full-fledged rock stardom with 1976's Night Moves, but while his raspy howl may have been new to a generation of fans, he'd actually been chipping away at mainstream success for many years.
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.
Phil Collins Looks Back on the ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Break: ‘Nobody Had Ever Heard Any…
Looking back through his archives for a series of deluxe solo reissues has left Phil Collins in a reflective mood.
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.
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.
The History of David Bowie and the Grammys
When Lady Gaga takes the stage at the Grammys on Feb. 15 to honor David Bowie, it'll add a bittersweet postscript to a rock legend's long relationship with modern music's preeminent awards show.
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 History of Mick Ronson’s First Show With David Bowie
David Bowie has played with a lot of great guitarists in his day.
Bernie Sanders Ends Iowa Caucus Speech With David Bowie’s ‘Starman’
Bernie Sanders wants to let all the children boogie.
The History of Cheap Trick’s Breakthrough ‘At Budokan’ LP
The '70s were the decade of the live rock album, with a few concert sets, such as Kiss' 'Alive!' and Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' helping trigger massive mainstream breakthroughs.
Gene Simmons Hospital Visit Makes Kiss Fan’s Last Wish Come True
A critically ill Las Vegas teen was granted his last wish by Gene Simmons, who flew to his hospital bedside for an in-person visit.