A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
Did the ‘Rock Me Tonite’ Video Really Destroy Billy Squier’s Career?
He'd spent the early '80s on a hot streak, releasing two multi-platinum Top 5 albums over a two-year span.
Rolling Stones Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
A complete guide to the Rolling Stones' lineup changes.
35 Years Ago: R.E.M. Clear the Vaults With ‘Dead Letter Office’
B-sides collection arrived just as band leaped to major leagues.
25 Years Ago: INXS Fight Through Trouble to Make ‘Elegantly Wasted’
Band came back from a lengthy hiatus, but the album soon marked the end of an era.
How Tragedy Shaped Eric Clapton’s Heartbreaking ‘Tears in Heaven’
He turned to the healing power of music at one of his darkest personal moments.
5 Reasons Chaka Khan Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Legendary soul and funk singer deserves to be honored with the greats.
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.
Little Richard Quotes: Rock Stars Praise His Genius and Influence
Rockers ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Elton John speak of the pioneer's impact.
How Bill Withers Took Another Step Forward With ‘Still Bill’
He used this second album to prove he was no one-hit wonder.
When the FCC Tried to Crack Down on Drug-Related Lyrics
They were convinced that a growing number of popular songs contained coded drug-related messages to kids.