A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
How Elvis Costello Broke Through in U.S. With ‘Armed Forces’
After beating the sophomore jinx, the goal was to prove he was here to stay.
The Story of Joe Jackson’s Debut LP, ‘Look Sharp!’
The British New Wave was in full flower during the late '70s, offering listeners a brash grab bag of sounds that combined punk, ska and pop.
35 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Finds His Next Great Guitar Player
Given how fortunate he'd been, it wouldn't have been surprising if his luck finally ran out.
45 Years Ago: ‘Blue Collar Man’ Keeps Styx’s New Momentum Going
Tommy Shaw helped them deliver a follow-up that could build on 'The Grand Illusion.'
The Day the Doors Finally Broke 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.
Van Halen’s ‘OU812′: A Track-by-Track Guide
Their second Sammy Hagar-era album was an eclectic mix of styles.
How ZZ Top Souped Up Their Sound With ‘Got Me Under Pressure’
Bold experimentation led the band to new commercial heights.
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.
Van Zant Family Home Designated Florida Heritage Site
In case you were wondering, it comes "complete with an avocado-green rotary-dial phone and a wooden console stereo with an eight-track player and several Skynyrd eight-tracks that still sound just fine."