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: Traveling Wilburys Transform Concept of Supergroups
One of the all-time greatest started as a refreshingly low-key accident.
45 Years Ago: Yes Reaches a Crossroads With the Murky ‘Tormato’
They seemed poised to build momentum, but things didn't go according to plan.
50 Years Ago: The Doors Finally Break Up
They'd released a pair of albums in the two years since Jim Morrison died.
How Keith Richards Used ‘Beast of Burden’ to Apologize
It arrived after a period of turmoil for the band.
30 Years Ago: Billy Joel Suddenly Says Goodbye to Rock
By all appearances, he seemed happy and fulfilled. 'River of Dreams' told a different story.
30 Years Ago: Billy Idol’s Ambitious ‘Cyberpunk’ Fails to Connect
There's perhaps small comfort in the knowledge that he was ahead of his time.
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Come Roaring Back With ‘Some Girls’
Pinned in by disco on one side and punk on the other, the band entered 1978 in need of a boost – and they got it.
Van Halen’s ‘OU812′: A Track-by-Track Guide
Their second Sammy Hagar-era album was an eclectic mix of styles.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Solidifies the Sammy Hagar Era With ‘OU812′
Reworked lineup expanded their sound and kept the hits coming.
How ZZ Top Souped Up Their Sound With ‘Got Me Under Pressure’
Bold experimentation led the band to new commercial heights.
55 Years Ago: Brian Jones Plays Last Show With the Rolling Stones
His presence in the band he founded was quickly fading, the victim of substance abuse issues.
5 Years Ago: Glenn Frey Plays His Last Show With Eagles
Final stop of 2013-15 tour also served as a farewell to the band's co-founder.