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 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.
How Billy Joel Toughened Up on ‘Glass Houses’
Billy Joel closed out the '70s with two of the bestselling albums of the decade in The Stranger and 52nd Street.
Revisiting Queen’s Second Album, ‘Queen II’
Queen released their second album 'Queen II' on March 8, 1974.
Phil Collins Announces Release Date, Track Listings for ‘No Jacket Required’ and ‘Testify’…
Phil Collins' "Take a Look at Me Now" reissue campaign is scheduled to continue April 15 with the release of expanded and remastered editions of his No Jacket Required (1985) and Testify (2002) albums.
How Rush’s Self-Titled Debut Pointed to Bigger Things
On March 1, 1974, a trio of young Canadians kicked off what would ultimately become one of rock's more distinguished recording careers with the release of their self-titled debut album.
How Aerosmith Avoided the Sophomore Jinx With ‘Get Your Wings’
Aerosmith released their second album on March 1, 1974.
How Steely Dan Returned to Form by Remaining ‘Two Against Nature’
'Two Against Nature' managed the seemingly impossible feat of picking up pretty much exactly where Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Walter Becker left off.
The Night Led Zeppelin Became ‘The Nobs’ for One Show
When is Led Zeppelin not Led Zeppelin?