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 Keith Richards Used ‘Beast of Burden’ to Apologize
It arrived after a period of turmoil for the band.
Van Halen’s ‘OU812′: A Track-by-Track Guide
Their second Sammy Hagar-era album was an eclectic mix of styles.
How ZZ Top Souped Up Their Sound With ‘Got Me Under Pressure’
Bold experimentation led the band to new commercial heights.
Van Zant Family Home Designated Florida Heritage Site
In case you were wondering, it comes "complete with an avocado-green rotary-dial phone and a wooden console stereo with an eight-track player and several Skynyrd eight-tracks that still sound just fine."
Staind’s Aaron Lewis and Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Are No Longer Pals
An ongoing public feud between Aaron Lewis and Wes Borland boiled over into Lewis' between-song patter during a recent show.
Scottish Metal Fans Mistaken for Suicide Pact Members, Have Camping Trip Ruined by Police
A group of Scottish campers had their trip ruined recently when police responding to a misguided tip turned out in full force to thwart what they mistakenly believed to be a suicide pact in progress.
Chris Robinson Tried to Form Band With Stone Temple Pilots Brothers
Things could have turned out very differently for Chris Robinson if a brief attempt to start a new group with Stone Temple Pilots' co-founders was more productive.
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Has Playlist for His Funeral Picked Out
Like a lot of other people, Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has given some thought to the songs he'd like playing at his funeral.
How ‘More Cowbell’ Became a Classic ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch
The whole thing was so surreal that it ended up being tucked away toward the end of an episode.
Green Day Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong Teases New Side Project
Green Day's downtime has evidently left frontman Billie Joe Armstrong restless enough to pursue a new side project.