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 Story of Led Zeppelin’s Clash With Cops and Spilled Champagne in Pittsburgh
Led Zeppelin were still a young band when they made their second tour of the States in 1970.
The Story of Van Halen’s Second Album, ‘Van Halen II’
"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."
The Story of David Bowie’s Big-Screen Debut in ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
David Bowie's first feature film starring role was in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' which premiered on March 18, 1976.
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.
The History of Billy Joel’s Tough ‘Glass Houses’
Billy Joel closed out the '70s with two of the bestselling albums of the decade in The Stranger and 52nd Street.
The Story of 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.