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 Jimi Hendrix Got Fired Halfway Through His First Gig
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Watch Dead and Company Perform on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’
Dead and Company, the new band featuring John Mayer and members of the Grateful Dead, made their television debut on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night.
The Day Tommy Lee Married Pamela Anderson (96 Hours After They Met)
When Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee walked down the aisle with Pamela Anderson on Feb. 19, 1995, pretty much everyone who heard the news was surprised.
The History of Kiss’ Debut Album
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and for Kiss, the journey to worldwide rock superstardom began with a single LP: 'Kiss,' released on Feb. 18, 1974.
Judas Priest Announce ‘Battle Cry’ Live CD/DVD
Judas Priest will commemorate their world tour in support of 2014's Redeemer of Souls LP with a live CD/DVD package titled Battle Cry.
K.K. Downing Says He Had ‘Lots and Lots of Reasons’ for Leaving Judas Priest
Five years after he quit Judas Priest, guitarist K.K. Downing is still being asked about his reasons for leaving — and the answers haven't gotten any less complicated.
Vivian Campbell Stops (Just) Short of Saying Last in Line Are Finished
Last in Line guitarist Vivian Campbell hasn't come out and said the band is finished, but it's clear he's having a hard time seeing a way forward.
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.