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Rolling Stone Wonders If Clapton's Legacy Is in Jeopardy

Rock legend once again courting controversy, this time over vaccines

(Newser) - Eric Clapton has been a fixture in rock for decades and thus a regular presence in Rolling Stone. He's been on the cover eight times since 1968 and has ranked second in the magazine's list of best guitarists, writes David Browne in a new story about Clapton for,...

Rolling Stone Revises List of Best Songs Ever

Aretha is at No. 1

(Newser) - A lot has changed since Rolling Stone published its "500 Greatest Songs" list in 2004, "when the iPod was relatively new and Billie Eilish was three years old," the magazine notes . So, with that in mind, "we've decided to give the list a total reboot,...

Race Flap Isn't Hurting Sales for Morgan Wallen

Singer's new album tops the charts even after stations pulled him, and an older one is climbing

(Newser) - Three weeks into Morgan Wallen's run atop the album charts, the country singer was caught on video using a racial slur . In response, radio stations and streaming playlists dropped his music. His recording company suspended him, and the Academy of Country Music said Wallen is not welcome at this...

Melissa Etheridge on Son's Death: 'You Can't Die and Give Up'

Singer talks to 'Rolling Stone' about 21-year-old Beckett Cypher succumbing to opioid addiction

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge continues to mourn the loss of her 21-year-son, Beckett Cypher, who died in May due to an opioid addiction, and in a new Rolling Stone video interview, the 59-year-old singer reveals it's still "a struggle." "You want to help your child," she tells...

He Said He Faked Insanity, Got Released. Then, Murder
He Said He Faked Insanity,
Got Released. Then, Murder
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He Said He Faked Insanity, Got Released. Then, Murder

Inside the strange case of Anthony Montwheeler

(Newser) - In December 2016, Anthony Montwheeler, a patient at Oregon State Hospital, went before a state review board and claimed he had faked insanity in 1996, after kidnapping his wife and son at gunpoint, in order to avoid prison. It worked: Rather than being incarcerated, he was sentenced to remain under...

'Mysterious Song' Baffles Internet Sleuths
This 3-Minute 1980s Song
Baffles Internet Sleuths
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This 3-Minute 1980s Song Baffles Internet Sleuths

Nobody can figure out the group

(Newser) - If you took 3 minutes to listen to this song and then were somehow able to identify the group behind it, you'd make a lot of people happy all over the world. Why? As Rolling Stone explains, the song just happens to be nicknamed the "Most Mysterious Song...

Widow on Ocasek: In 'Cloud of Awfulness,' a 'Silver Lining'

Cars singer's widow talks to 'Rolling Stone' about her late husband

(Newser) - It's been nearly a month since the passing of Ric Ocasek , and his widow, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, from whom he was separated, talks about the late Cars frontman in a poignant interview with Rolling Stone . Despite their separation, the two remained close, and Porizkova reveals what drew her to...

Billie Eilish on Life as a Pop Star: 'Amazing'—and Awful
Billie Eilish: 'I Felt
Like I Deserved
to Be in Pain'
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Billie Eilish: 'I Felt Like I Deserved to Be in Pain'

Singer talks self-harm, anxiety to 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - Billie Eilish is not shy about her mental health struggles in a revealing and extensive interview with Rolling Stone . The 17-year-old August cover star saw a dream fulfilled as she rocketed to stardom with the spring release of her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?...

Country Singer at Vegas Show Faults NRA
Country Singer
at Vegas Show
Faults NRA
CELEBRITY INTERVIEW

Country Singer at Vegas Show Faults NRA

Eric Church: Nevada massacre 'wrecked' him, NRA lobbying ensures continued gun violence

(Newser) - For Eric Church, the year he left his 30s was rough. "Forty sucked," he said of his birthday last spring, which was followed by a life-threatening blood clot in his chest, emergency surgery to get rid of it, and then, a few months later, the massacre in Las...

Johnny Depp and His Squandered $650M Fortune
Johnny Depp and His
Squandered $650M Fortune
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Johnny Depp and His Squandered $650M Fortune

'Rolling Stone' dives into Depp's downward spiral after his divorce, lawsuits, excessive spending

(Newser) - Johnny Depp hasn't been doing well. That may be an understatement after reading Stephen Rodrick's profile in Rolling Stone , based on a bizarre series of all-night, sometimes offensive interviews in which Depp reveals how he spiraled into extreme depression after his marriage to Amber Heard ended , he sued...

What It Was Like to Make the Best Episode of The Office

Inside 'The Dinner Party' 10 years after it first aired

(Newser) - It was a day that went down in comedic history: "On April 10th, 2008, The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever—and perhaps the best comedy episode of the decade," writes Andy Greene for Rolling Stone . He's referring, of course, to "The Dinner Party,...

Bono Says He Almost Died While Making U2 Album

He's also disappointed in the state of today's 'girly' rock 'n' roll music

(Newser) - What you may know: U2's new album, Songs of Experience, came out in early December. What you may not know: Bono apparently almost died while making it. That's per a new interview with Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner in which the U2 frontman doesn't reveal exactly what...

Writer: Rolling Stone Publisher Offered Me Work for Sex

And more allegations in the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal

(Newser) - In 2005, Rolling Stone co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner invited writer Ben Ryan, then 27, to his office and offered him an assignment for Men's Journal. Later, Ryan tells BuzzFeed, Wenner invited him to his townhouse, made him a drink—and abruptly stuck his tongue in Ryan's mouth....

'The Most Horrible Thing': R. Kelly's Ex Speaks Out

Kitti Jones says he beat her, coerced her into sex against her will with others

(Newser) - More bad news for R. Kelly, in the form of yet another lengthy story alleging abusive treatment of women. In this case, former girlfriend Kitti Jones tells Jason Newman, writing for Rolling Stone , about their two-year relationship. Among the details:
  • After she quit her job to move into one of
...

Get Some Ice Water for the Sexiest Music Video Ever

We forgot how steamy "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak was

(Newser) - Sex on the beach, a gyrating half-naked Prince, and what amounts to a mostly clothed orgy. These are just some of the sights in the sexiest music videos of all time, according to Rolling Stone . The top five:

End of an Era: Rolling Stone Is for Sale

Financial pressures were too tough for the independent publisher

(Newser) - After nearly a half-century tracking trends in rock and culture, Rolling Stone is up for sale. Trailblazing editor Jann Wenner, 71, tells the New York Times he is making way for new blood by hawking his 51% controlling stake in the magazine. "I love my job,” says Wenner,...

Rolling Stone Pays $1.65M to Settle Rape Story Lawsuit

UVa frat plans to make donation to sex assault prevention

(Newser) - Rolling Stone magazine has agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia fraternity over a debunked story about a gang-rape, the fraternity said Tuesday. The settlement closes the final chapter of a lengthy legal saga sparked by the 2014 story "...

Milo 'Isn't Going Away'
Inside Milo Yiannopoulos'
Dizzying Rise and Fall
THE RUNDOWN

Inside Milo Yiannopoulos' Dizzying Rise and Fall

Matt Taibbi predicts we haven't seen last of provocateur

(Newser) - With his book deal , CPAC speaking gig , and job at Breitbart now history, this hasn't been the greatest week for Milo Yiannopoulos, but it would be a mistake to think we've seen the last of him, writes Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone . The alt-right provocateur will now take...

Mom in 1990 'Baby Lollipops' Murder Still Claims Innocence
'Single Worst Case' of Child
Murder in Miami Still in Flux
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'Single Worst Case' of Child Murder in Miami Still in Flux

'I did not kill my baby,' Ana Maria Cardona says of horrific death of 3-year-old son

(Newser) - The body of 3-year-old Lazaro Figueroa, dressed in a lollipop-adorned T-shirt, was found underneath a bush in Miami Beach in November 1990. Injuries on his body showed "Baby Lollipops" had been a victim of extreme domestic violence, and as Jaquira Diaz writes for Rolling Stone , local law enforcement and...

Rolling Stone's 10 Best Albums of 2016

David Bowie and Leonard Cohen's final goodbyes make the list

(Newser) - This year has been a long one, a fact not lost even on the escapist music world. In the preface to its annual "best albums" list, Rolling Stone notes that "2016 was seemingly hardwired to self-destruct," complete with "explicitly political R&B molotovs" from Beyonce and...

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