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February 13, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
On top of taking issue with Macklemore's apology to Kendrick Lamar, Drake is now contesting parts of his interview with Rolling Stone - and feeling peeved he doesn't grace the cover. In a series of tweets to his more than 14 million Twitter followers on Thursday morning (some of which were subsequently deleted), Drake admonished the publication. The issue wasn't his opinions on Macklemore - his comments on the Seattle rapper's Grammy wins went viral when Rolling Stone teased the interview online on Wednesday - but over remarks on Kanye West.
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April 11, 2014 | By Emmett Rensin, guest blogger
Even after reading Rolling Stone's recent article “ Tales From the Millennials' Sexual Revolution ,” you might not have realized it was about polyamory. It was easy to miss. In several thousand words, the term appeared only one time. And no one could be blamed if the phrase that author Alex Morris chose in its stead caused even more confusion: “The New Monogamy.” Huh? But despite the understandable confusion, Morris' article was, at least in part, about polyamory. Novel terminology aside, it was the same old story about nontraditional relationships.
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February 14, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Drake has apologized for railing on Rolling Stone after the magazine bumped him off the cover in favor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He took to his website on Friday to issue an open letter “to clear the air about an extremely emotional day.” “I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication,” Drake wrote.
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April 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Former Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, in response to a request for comment from The Times, has elaborated on the reasons for his decision to skip his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week. Oldham tells Pop & Hiss that the decision reflects “an equal measure of both” his feelings about how the institution has changed over the years and how his induction has been handled this year. As outlined in a previous Pop &; Hiss post , Oldham, who produced the Stones'  albums and  singles from 1963 to 1967, remarked recently that he objects to the way the ceremony has changed since cameras were allowed to record highlights for subsequent airing as cable TV specials.
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June 9, 1996 | Steve Hochman
The first casualty of the new editorial army recruited last year to revitalize Rolling Stone magazine's music coverage came this week with the firing of senior editor Jim DeRogatis after only eight months on the job. The move came Monday, after the weekly New York Observer ran a story saying that Rolling Stone founder-editor Jann Wenner had killed DeRogatis' negative review of the new Hootie & the Blowfish album and replaced it with a more positive one.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
So much for a boycott.  Sales doubled for Rolling Stone's controversial July issue featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber.  The issue sold 13,332 copies since July 19 at 1,420 retail stores -- nearly double the magazine's 52-week average of 6,541, according to MagNet, a magazine sales tracker.  PHOTOS: Top 10 riskiest industries for investors July's cover featured a self-portrait of Tsarnaev with the headline:...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Rolling Stone is drawing criticism for the cover of its upcoming issue, which depicts the alleged Boston Marathon bomber in what some observers are calling a rock 'n' roll glamour shot. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on the cover of the magazine's Aug. 1 issue next to a headline that reads, "The Bomber: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster. " In a post on its website Tuesday evening, Rolling Stone said writer Janet Reitman had spent two months interviewing "dozens of sources -- childhood and high school friends, teachers, neighbors and law enforcement agents, many of whom spoke for the first time about the case -- to deliver" her story, reportedly due to hit newsstands Friday.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Apparently, things are worse than we thought: We have run out of rock 'n' roll musicians. How else to explain the latest cover of Rolling Stone, which features not the Rolling Stones -- or even Captain Hook -- but accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? And not only that: Many have noticed and commented on -- unfavorably -- that the magazine's cover photo “casts the bombing suspect in an inappropriately flattering light,” as my colleague Mikael Wood reported.
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July 17, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
The latest Rolling Stone cover , featuring the angelic face of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has managed to accomplish several things. Not all of them are bad. First, it has outraged a community still hurting from the explosion, and offended the sensibilities of many who believe the cover glamorizes an alleged murderous terrorist, rendering him more in the mold of a Jim Morrison than a Charles Manson (both of whom have been Rolling Stone cover subjects)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012 | By Todd Martens
The Rolling Stones have celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first official gig, posing for photos at a London art exhibition and coyly deflecting rumors of an upcoming tour. It's a safe bet that at  today's genial press gathering, no one referred to a member of the Stones as an early human pithecanthropus erectus . That one is on us. Everyone has growing pains, and that includes rock 'n' roll bands and the media that cover them. When the Rolling Stones played their first show at London's Marquee Club in 1962, pop music journalism was still in its infancy.
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April 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones' early manager, producer and publicist who is being inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has announced that he will skip the ceremony. “I think those people basically hijacked the name 'rock 'n' roll,'” Oldham told an audience during a talk in March at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.  “I won't be there.  I'll tell you why.... It's a television show.
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March 26, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The Rolling Stones have added a June 4 trip to Tel Aviv to the group's 2014 tour itinerary, the veteran band's first performance in Israel and the latest in a growing series of performances in the nation by major pop and rock acts. “We are thrilled to announce the first-ever performance in Israel by one of the most influential musical groups of all time, which further adds to an already dynamic lineup of performances and festivals taking place in Israel this year," Israel's commissioner for tourism, North and South America, Haim Gutin, said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Booth Moore
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot, 4-inch fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, created her own high-end clothing line and dressed fashion fans including Nicole Kidman and First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead Monday. Sources differ on her age but police said she was 49. Her body was found in her New York City apartment by an assistant. Though there were widespread reports that she was found hanged, police said no criminal activity was suspected and the coroner's office is investigating.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
It looks (and sounds) like something conceived by the jokers at Funny or Die. But evidently Bruce Springsteen wasn't kidding when he performed a rather growly cover of Lorde's "Royals" during his concert Saturday in that young pop star's hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Strumming an acoustic guitar in the mournful-folky manner to which his fans are accustomed, Springsteen chews through Lorde's lyrics about never having seen a diamond in the flesh in a video clip posted on YouTube (and brought to the attention of Pop & Hiss by the devoted Springsteen enthusiasts at Rolling Stone)
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February 14, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Drake has apologized for railing on Rolling Stone after the magazine bumped him off the cover in favor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He took to his website on Friday to issue an open letter “to clear the air about an extremely emotional day.” “I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication,” Drake wrote.
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February 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
It's turning into mea culpa week, first with Drake apologizing for his tweet complaining about being replaced on the cover of Rolling Stone by Philip Seymour Hoffman following the actor's death, and now Nicki Minaj humbling herself for using an image of Malcolm X in conjunction with her new song that invokes the N-word. “I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued,” she said on Instagram in reference to her coupling of the song's title, "Lookin Ass N - ," with a 1964 Ebony magazine photo showing the black activist leader looking out a window while clutching an M-1 rifle.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The controversial magazine cover featuring the accused Boston Marathon bomber has turned out to be a winner for Rolling Stone, proving the  advertising adage that all publicity - even the bad - is good. The magazine has taken a lot of heat for putting a dreamy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. The picture, which has appeared in other media as well, gives the rock-and-roll star treatment to the man accused of helping to plant two bombs at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon in April.
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November 19, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Well, it took only 48 years, but Bob Dylan and his camp have finally come up with an official music video for “Like A Rolling Stone.” His breakthrough was a 1965 hit that gave him his first Top 10 single while shattering the rules for what was acceptable on AM Top 40 radio at the time. With its dazzling display of lyric wizardry and driving blues-rock backing - Dylan had recently and controversially "gone electric" - and clocking in at a full six minutes in an age when radio hits rarely ran more than three, “Like A Rolling Stone” played a key role in the evolution of pop music from sheer entertainment into a bona fide art form.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
On top of taking issue with Macklemore's apology to Kendrick Lamar, Drake is now contesting parts of his interview with Rolling Stone - and feeling peeved he doesn't grace the cover. In a series of tweets to his more than 14 million Twitter followers on Thursday morning (some of which were subsequently deleted), Drake admonished the publication. The issue wasn't his opinions on Macklemore - his comments on the Seattle rapper's Grammy wins went viral when Rolling Stone teased the interview online on Wednesday - but over remarks on Kanye West.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Anthony "Tony" Lovett, the ribald humorist and de facto Los Angeles historian who with Matt Maranian co-wrote the Los Angeles Times bestseller "L.A. Bizarro: The Insider's Guide to the Obscure, the Absurd and the Perverse in Los Angeles," has died. He was 52. Lovett died in his sleep at home in Simi Valley on Sunday, his wife, Randi, confirmed. The cause is still unknown. Tony Lovett was a freelance writer whose articles appeared in Rolling Stone and Playboy, among others. He was also the former publisher and editor-in-chief of AVN and was well respected in the adult film industry.
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