A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
Journey Welcome Back Drummer Steve Smith, Announce 2016 Tour With Doobie Brothers
Journey will have another busy year on the concert circuit in 2016 — and they'll return to the road with drummer Steve Smith back in the lineup for the first time since the '90s.
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones Discuss Their Search for a New Singer
We already knew that Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones put some thought into getting back together without Robert Plant after Led Zeppelin's triumphant one-off reunion show in 2007, but in a recent interview, the pair delved into just how close they came to starting a new band.
Multiple John Lennons Involved in Brazilian Crime Wave
John Lennon was known for having more than his fair share of brushes with the law while he was alive, but this is ridiculous.
‘Sound City’ – Movie Review
For anyone who grew up wanting to make music during the first four and a half decades of the rock era, it's hard to overestimate the importance and mystique of the recording studio.
Watch the Full Rolling Stones ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Super Bowl Commercial
We're used to advertisers going all out in their Super Bowl ads, and this year's Mercedes spot doesn't disappoint, offering up cameos from Willem Dafoe, Kate Upton, and Usher, all set to the soundtrack of the Rolling Stones' 'Sympathy for the Devil.'
Poison’s Bret Michaels Joins the Electronic Dance Music Craze
We're going on 11 years since Poison released a collection of all-new original material, which is probably kind of upsetting for some people. But frontman Bret Michaels is here to offer a little relief to those long-suffering fans in the form of his new single, 'You Know You Want It.'
AC/DC Rumored for Cameo in Super Bowl Ad
There's really nothing like the visceral thrill of listening to a good, loud AC/DC song. It makes you want to pump your fist, stomp your feet, and...get behind the wheel of a sensible four-cylinder economy car that gets great gas mileage?
Van Halen’s Former Director of Security Looks Back on ‘Insane ‘Round-the-World Ride’
Discretion is definitely the better part of valor (not to mention job security) when you're part of the crew surrounding a band of young rock hedonists at their peak, and former Van Halen director of security Ed Anderson must have a million stories he he'll never tell. But that doesn'…
Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce Sold at Auction
Queen's Freddie Mercury may have enjoyed singing about riding his bicycle, but like any rock star worth his salt, he had plenty of gasoline-powered wheels too -- and thanks to a recent auction, one of his nicest cars now has a new owner.
First Beatles Single Enters Public Domain in Europe, Prompts Multiple Reissues
Want to own a first pressing of the Beatles' 'Love Me Do,' but don't have thousands of dollars in the bank? Good news: Thanks to European copyright law, the Fab Four's first single is now part of the public domain, meaning anyone can issue new copies for sale.
Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Bumblefoot Gives Advice to Young Musicians
In what appears to be a truly heartwarming sign that 2013 will not find us wanting for deeply ironic pronouncements from our favorite rock stars, Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot has offered a list of tips to aspiring musicians -- and its number one entry is "be on time."
New Study Examines the Shortened Life Expectancy of Rock Stars
Any rock fan worth his or her salt is aware of the "live fast, die young" mythology surrounding the music -- and lord knows we've all seen more than enough musicians succumb to the stereotype. But a new study suggests the phenomenon might be far more widespread than previously…
Vince Neil Teams Up with Hooters to Open New Vegas Sports Bar
When he isn't fronting Motley Crue, hunting ghosts, or flying the friendly skies, Vince Neil is also one of rock's busiest entrepreneurs -- and he's adding to his holdings with a new "rock and roll sports bar."
Ozzy Osbourne Explains Why the Time is Finally Right for Black Sabbath Reunion
The Black Sabbath reunion has certainly had its share of complications, but as far as Ozzy Osbourne is concerned, the relationships between the members of the band are better than ever.
Danger Mouse’s Beatles/Jay-Z Mashup ‘Grey Album’ Remastered
He's an in-demand producer and hit recording artist today, but eight years ago, Danger Mouse was just another struggling hip-hop artist -- until he went and mashed up the Beatles' 'White Album' with Jay-Z's 'The Black Album' to produce the viral sensation 'The…
2013 Bonnaroo Pre-Sale Tickets on Sale Today
They still haven't announced who will be playing there, but if you're interested in grabbing tickets for the 2013 Bonnaroo Festival, today (Nov. 26) is your best chance to get a good deal.
New Jimi Hendrix Album Planned for 2013
It hardly seems possible, given how aggressively his vaults have been mined for material over the years, but we can expect yet another album from Jimi Hendrix next year.
AC/DC’s Complete Catalog Now Available on iTunes
For rock fans who value digital convenience as much as they prize their power chords, Thanksgiving is coming a little early this year, thanks to a just-announced deal between Columbia Records and Apple that's sending AC/DC's entire catalog to iTunes.
8 Celebrities Who Should Go Back to Being Overweight
Jonah Hill is nominated for an Oscar. Heavy Jonah Hill. Not the new, super-thin Jonah. We kind of miss the old half of Jonah. Slimming down may sound great for a career, but it's not always for the best. Consider these celebrities who dropped a boatload of blubber, but should perhaps reconsider…