A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
Read the Oral History of Starship’s ‘We Built This City’
Starship's "We Built This City" turned 30 last month, and its release (and eventual ascension to No. 1 on the Billboard chart) has been commemorated with a new oral history.
That Time the Beach Boys Tried to Pull It Together for ‘Surf’s Up’
Even the Beach Boys' sunniest songs include a bittersweet tinge of melancholy, but by the early '70s, the band seemed surrounded by an inescapable gloom.
Watch Kevin Bacon Perform the ‘Lost First Draft’ of Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin” on ‘The Toni…
With "First Drafts of Rock" bit on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon offered up a comically inept "lost" early version of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'."
Watch John Fogerty Pay Tribute to Dr. John With ‘New Orleans’
John Fogerty's rendition was recorded during an all-star concert set for release as 'The Musical Mojo of Dr. John.'
How Paul Simon Reinvented Himself with ‘Graceland’
There will never be a true substitute for a good old-fashioned mixtape, and Paul Simon proved it with his seventh solo LP.
Joni Mitchell Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization
Joni Mitchell has been seen in public for the first time since suffering a life-threatening aneurysm last year.
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Say the Beatles Could Have Toured Again
The Beatles famously walked away from touring in 1966, but looking back now, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr say that decision was never final.
Rolling Stones’ Early Records Collected in New Mono Box
The Rolling Stones' '60s LPs are getting the reissue treatment this fall courtesy of a new box set that returns the albums to their original mono vinyl state.
Plaintiff in Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Files Appeal
Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" legal struggles might not be quite over yet.
Heart and John Mellencamp Join ‘John Oliver’ Supergroup for Anti-Campaign Anthem ‘Don’t Us…
The campaign season has seen artists complain about candidates using their music, and during Last Week Tonight, John Oliver rounded up a supergroup to fight back with humor.