Negative encounters with the media, which play out in the media, are the highly visible effects of broader cultural shifts that are occurring regardless of celebrity status.
19 Dec 2013
Joseph Fisher examines the controversy over Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover issue, as well as the lack of response from the indie music publishing world.
08 Aug 2013
This is Greil Marcus: he views the end of the ’60s and the start of the ’70s through the changing aesthetics of the Rolling Stones, and offers his most tender response when asked about, in this case, Elvis. But when asked about himself, he just shuts down.
15 Jan 2013
Rolling Stone's "Choose the Cover" contest has been too random and too inconsistent with everything the magazine has been promoting for the last 20 years or so to really take seriously.
02 Aug 2012
Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.
24 Jul 2012
Season Five’s American Idol saw a record number of Billboard chart appearances, with 18 contestants from the show eventually receiving some sort of record contract. What are those contestants up to, now?
24 May 2012
When Hunter S. Thompson began writing for Rolling Stone magazine, he had already developed his distinct voice and highly recognizable style, but at Rolling Stone, he perfected it.
05 Feb 2012
It's that time of the year, again. Music fans are making their lists of what they hope to find wrapped in pretty paper at Christmas, and music publications are making their lists of what should be on those lists. Now, I have something to say about lists.
22 Nov 2011
The lighthearted, aptly-named "Intermission" serves as the halfway marker on Tool's Ænima, while "jimmy" supplies a much-needed personal core to the landmark album.
12 Sep 2011
Would Steven Wilson really want to roll the dice and insert himself back in a time when the prospects were a hell of a lot less salubrious for unorthodox and unsigned bands? Today, there are illimitable sources of opinion, and taste making is as democratic as it’s ever been, in part because of the abundance of voices and agency.
12 Oct 2010
Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.
30 Aug 2010
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