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 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.
How Aerosmith Avoided the Sophomore Jinx With ‘Get Your Wings’
Aerosmith released their second album on March 1, 1974.
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.
Revisiting 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.
Early David Bowie Albums to Be Reissued on Vinyl
Six of David Bowie's early albums are getting the vinyl reissue treatment next month, along with the BBC live set Bowie at the Beeb.
The Day Jimi Hendrix Played His Final Show With Band of Gypsys
Jimi Hendrix played plenty of memorable gigs throughout his too-brief career, but none was more infamous than this one.
The Album That Sent Phil Collins’ Solo Career Into the Stratosphere
By the mid-'80s, Phil Collins already had a pair of Top 10 solo albums to his credit, plus his day job in a little band called Genesis.
David Bowie Designer Explains ‘Blackstar’ Album Artwork
If you looked at the cover of David Bowie's Blackstar and wondered why there wasn't more going on, visually speaking, graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook would like to explain.
Rapidfire Guitarist Kevin Lawrence Dead at 51
Guitarist Kevin Lawrence, whose band Rapidfire was fronted by Axl Rose in the early '80s, has died at the age of 51.