A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
Van Halen’s ‘OU812′: A Track-by-Track Guide
Their second Sammy Hagar-era album was an eclectic mix of styles.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Solidifies the Sammy Hagar Era With ‘OU812′
Reworked lineup expanded their sound and kept the hits coming.
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.
Look Behind the Scenes of U2’s ‘Experience + Innocence’ Tour Tech
Now including a new and improved version of the "barricage"!
Jeff Beck Reflects on Early Rivalry With Eric Clapton
Two guitar legends walk into a room ...
Kirk Hammett Still Believes Metallica ‘Were Right’ to Sue Napster
The dawn of the file-sharing era for mainstream music fans came with a lot of messiness between hardcore consumers and the record industry.
The History of Iron Maiden’s ‘Trooper’ Beer: 5 Years, 20 Million Pints
For most people, selling millions of records would be enough to stay busy without starting up a side hustle, but the guys in Iron Maiden are different.
Whitesnake Delay New Album Until 2019
Whitesnake fans will have to wait awhile longer before they get their chance to hear the group's next album.
35 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Faithfully’ Arrives in a Dream
With their eighth studio album, 1983's 'Frontiers,' Journey's transition from prog-influenced rock to radio-friendly, arena-ready fare was all but complete.
Guns N’ Roses ‘Destruction Is Coming’ Countdown Clock Hints at Impending Announcement
There's rarely a shortage of rumors surrounding Guns N' Roses, but every so often, something surfaces that looks like it could lead to actual news.
Phil Collen Still Isn’t Bothered by Def Leppard’s Rock Hall Snub
Def Leppard have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for years, and they've certainly racked up more than enough hits and record sales to merit consideration.