Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Is Offering Thought Leaders A Writing Opportunity If They Are Willing To Pay $2,000

By Alyson Camus | January 24, 2021

Is this the trend you want to see for magazines?

If Information Really Wants To Be Free, Why Am I Paying So Much For It?

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2020

Their musician profiles are the best in the business, their archives a treasure trove

Jam Today: Monday, September 18th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2017

Too great to be ridiculed

milo “Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!” Album Review

By Mary Rudzis | September 1, 2017

more than just a song

Not With The Band: Is There Progress In Music?

By Alyson Camus | October 5, 2015

I took Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, because it was a list long enough, and compiled year by year for over 6 decades. Of course there is nothing older than 1952 and nothing younger than 2011(I took the list done in 2012), and all the data were compiled in the graph above. If music was progressing shouldn’t we see better and better albums released as the years pass?

Rock Criticism: The State Of The Art

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2015

Rock criticism in 2015 is in the crosshairs of forces beyond its control: of editorial dictates and the power of mass condemnation,of a type of music -EDM, that lends itself to technical jargon, and of an underpaid and undernourished set of writers that falls back fast on 21st century chitter chatter, of a social media filled world happy to attack at the slightest provocation, and an overwhelming humorless 2015 air of defeated populism

Jann Wenner Fricassees David Fricke At Rolling Stone

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2015

It takes ruthlessness to own a successful magazine, and that is an absolute truth, it takes layoffs, it takes cutting expenses, but there are places where she just don’t do it. Among them is the face of Rolling Stone rock criticism who has been with you for decades. C’mon, for a coupla grand? For a coupla grand you leave one of your top writers without a weekly paycheck? I don’t get it. It makes no sense, even if you have no moral compass whatsoever, the public relations black eye is too big. It isn’t worth the hit.

Rolling Stone Vs rock nyc: Only One Of Us can survive

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2014

But the real problem here isn’t that people of good faith disagree but that Rolling Stone have no good faith worth disagreeing about. Their taste is suspect not because they have bad ears (or not solely because they have bad ears) but because they are liars.

Rolling Stone Magazine Gets Countrified

By Steve Crawford | June 7, 2014

The rag kicked off its new venture with, of course, a list. The website trumpeted loudly this week – “The Greatest 100 Country Songs of All Time.” The specific country was not designated.

Not With The Band: The Difficulty In Being A Music Critic

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2014

Music critics will never be objective, it’s impossible, any music review is an opinion piece, and just an opinion at the end, but famous blogs and magazines all have an agenda. Time is the best critic, let’s read any review written today in 20 years and let’s have a good laugh

Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

By Steve Crawford | February 28, 2014

Tthe list clearly shows that the quality of Springsteen’s work has declined since the 1990s. Maybe he established a standard that was impossible to maintain over time, but here are the stats: 72% of the list is from the ‘70s and ‘80s; 80% of the Top 50 are pre-90s; and a whopping 88% of the Top 25 precede the Clinton era

Conor Oberst And Teenage Girls

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2014

hy teenage girls, why not middle aged men? Why pinpoint your dislike at the heart of the very people who love you most. His writing is getting worse, the last two times I saw him live he wasn’t very good, and he has a nasty fucking attitude. Conor wants to be alone and if he continues like this he will certainly get his wish.

A New Video (From Rolling Stone?) Slamming DJS and EDM

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2013

Rolling Stone endorsed or not, this video really mocks the wannabe superstar DJs, the owners of the nighttime,… and honestly it’s refreshing to watch this when EDM has become so fashionable

Jonah Weiner's McCartney Interview "If This Was In The Sixties, I'd Try And Be Pulling Her"

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2013

The current issue of Rolling Stone was better. I can’t express my admiration for Weiner’s writing in the current Rolling Stone highly enough. The Lorde interview was good, nothing wrong with it, but the Paul McCartney interview was simply magical

Eminem Is Still Using Gay Slur But It's Not What You Think

By Alyson Camus | November 6, 2013

‘It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole. So that word was just thrown around so freely back then. It goes back to that battle, back and forth in my head, of wanting to feel free to say what I want to say, and then [worrying about] what may or may not affect people.”