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Rolling Stone December 2018

No one covers the people, politics and issues that matter (now more than ever) like Rolling Stone. Your source for all the breaking news coverage, exclusive interviews with influential people, music trends, hot album and movie reviews, must-read rock star profiles and in-depth national affairs reporting you rely on in the magazine. An annual term to Rolling Stone is currently 22 issues, of which 4 are double issues, for a total of 26 issues. The number of issues in an annual term is subject to change at any time. Get Rolling Stone digital magazine subscription today for cutting-edge reporting, provocative photos and raw interviews with influential people who shape the scene and rock the world.

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Language:
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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all the music that matters

“I’m not one of those people who say, ‘Regrets, I’ve had a few, too few to mention.’ I’m riddled with regrets.”—NICK LOWEWHEN I CAME TO work at ROLLING STONE, grunge and alt-rock had given way to synthetic teen pop and the splintering sounds of electronic dance music, and the magazine was struggling to find focus in its coverage of music. One of the questions I was asked during my job interview was “How can ROLLING STONE cover classic-rock artists” — legends like Dylan and Springsteen who were still vital (and still are, two decades later) — “while also following emerging artists and genres, without seeming schizophrenic?”The answer was obvious: Covering rock & roll legends as well as the new artists defining the current moment is not schizophrenic — it’s exactly…

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+ love letters & advice

“Zoë is a treasure for this generation. Mad respect to Lisa and Lenny for raising her to be such a very smart, beautiful and sweet lady.”—Erica Wynn, via the InternetZoë Kravitz Strips DownIn 1988, Lisa Bonet got naked inside the pages of ROLLING STONE’s annual Hot Issue. Now, 30 years later, her daughter, Zoë Kravitz, followed in her footsteps, paying homage to her mother’s original photograph by posing for our November cover [“Zoë Kravitz: American Woman,” RS 1321]. When Kravitz posted the cover image for her nearly 4 million Instagram followers, with the caption “Life imitates art,” her pals flooded the comments with praise and countless fire emojis. Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford wrote “Amazing” and “Smokin!” and Bella Hadid added, “I need this framed.” DJ Questlove predicted the…

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gary clark jr. turns up the noise

Gary Clark Jr. says he “pretty much lived” at Austin’s Arlyn Studios for the months he spent recording his third album. It paid off: The new set, out early in ’19, is unlike anything he’s done, ranging from Delta stomps to Funkadelic-style jams, with lyrics that boldly tackle racism and class divisions, and guests including Sheila E. The guitarist says that becoming a father in 2015 made him step up his game: “I don’t want Daddy to just be mediocre, I want to be great. I want to be king to them.” ■…

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the 1975: drugs, hits, rebirth

“It was a strange time. I was still doing a lot of drugs.” (ROBERTO FINIZIO/NURPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES)ON JUNE 1ST last year, the 1975 played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. It was a huge moment for the English pop provocateurs, who had recently broken through in the U.S. with their second full-length LP, 2016’s chart-topping I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. “There’s a picture of Michael Jackson playing the Garden right before you go on,” says singer-guitarist Matty Healy, 29. “I remember staring at that, thinking, ‘This is fucking crazy.’”Truthfully, though, Healy doesn’t remember all that much about that night. “It was a strange time,” he adds. “I mean, I was still doing quite a lot of drugs.”Healy founded the…

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diplo finds the party in africa

FEELING THE LOVE Fans in the front row in Malawi. “They were totally in tune with what we were doing,” Diplo says. “That’s the first time our show made perfect sense for our audience. We were like, ‘They really like us.’”ANIMAL KINGDOM Diplo at a rhino sanctuary in South Africa. “This is as close as the rangers allowed me to get to the rhinos, since they were standing up,” he says. “It was life-changing to meet those gentle giants,” adds Jillionaire. Major Lazer were invited to the conservation site by VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife), a nonprofit group of U.S. military veterans that works to help local rangers stop poachers who target endangered species, including rhinos and elephants. “It was very dry and kind of cold out there,…

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playlist

1. Carly Rae Jepsen“Party for One”The dance-pop diva takes “self-care” to giddy new heights with an anthem of post-breakup empowerment that doubles as one of the finest masturbation bangers since Cyndi Lauper’s “She Bop.” “Back on my beat,” indeed. Keep boppin’, Carly!2. Flasher“Material” (video)D.C.’s Flasher specialize in sleek, pouty punk. The video for “Material” also shows their sense of humor: In it, they surf around YouTube finding cheesy permutations of their own song, from a DIY dance routine to a karaoke clip. It’s a hilarious parody of our attention-deficient lives.3. Steve Gunn“New Moon”Gunn has been making chill folk rock for more than a decade, and this is one of his prettiest tunes to date, landing between Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison and the ghostly beauty of Nick Drake.4. Rosalía“De Aquí No…

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