A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
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: Yes Reaches a Crossroads With the Murky ‘Tormato’
They seemed poised to build momentum, but things didn't go according to plan.
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.'
50 Years Ago: The Doors Finally Break 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.
30 Years Ago: Billy Joel Suddenly Says Goodbye to Rock
By all appearances, he seemed happy and fulfilled. 'River of Dreams' told a different story.
30 Years Ago: Billy Idol’s Ambitious ‘Cyberpunk’ Fails to Connect
There's perhaps small comfort in the knowledge that he was ahead of his time.
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Come Roaring Back With ‘Some Girls’
Pinned in by disco on one side and punk on the other, the band entered 1978 in need of a boost – and they got it.
40 Years Ago: Talking Heads Find the Sweet Spot on ‘Speaking in Tongues’
After taking a brief hiatus to focus on separate projects, they regrouped with a newly reaffirmed sense of purpose.
Van Halen’s ‘OU812′: A Track-by-Track Guide
Their second Sammy Hagar-era album was an eclectic mix of styles.