Leonard Cohen, poet, genius, and gentleman, has died at the age of 82. I interviewed him two years ago in a banquet room at the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, and although I didn’t have a lot of time in his presence, every sentence he uttered was a pearl. I wrote two completely different articles […]
posted 11 November 2016 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet
Five years ago today I posted something long I wrote about my experiences fifteen years ago today. (I lived one block away from the World Trade Center.)
posted 11 September 2016 in Archives, Unpublished. no comments yet
Next week is the 31st anniversary of Live Aid–I’ve got something special planned for that day, but in anticipation of it, I’ve added my minute-by-minute breakdown of U2’s performance of “Bad” to the archives. Relive all 12 glorious minutes!
posted 6 July 2016 in Archives. no comments yet
I discovered that my Woody Harrelson interview from 2009 had fallen victim to a website redesign at Maxim: but now it lives on in the archives here. Thrill to the advance word of Zoe Kravitz as a budding sex symbol!
posted 29 January 2016 in Archives. no comments yet
When I interviewed Velvet Revolver a decade ago, I got to clear up some of the Guns N’ Roses mysteries I had long wondered about. For example: was the worst job in rock ‘n’ roll the guy who had to keep on returning Axl Rose’s microphone stand to an upright position when he knocked it […]
posted 13 October 2015 in Archives. no comments yet
I still think about my experiences on 9/11, and am grateful that they recede into history, even if the consequences of that day don’t.
posted 11 September 2014 in Archives, Self-reflexive. no comments yet
Shaun White is on the halfpipe today in Sochi (no spoilers here!). If you want to flash back to his first Olympic triumph, eight years ago, you can read my Rolling Stone cover story on the Flying Tomato here. “I need a Crunk Juice glass with diamonds on it,” he told me. Something that didn’t […]
posted 11 February 2014 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet
Last week, I had what I believe was the highest-traffic day ever here on Rule Forty Two, from people checking out this page in the “Secret Rock Knowledge” section, about how Eminem and Dr. Dre originally met. Somebody linked to it on Reddit, and over 40,000 people swung by to take a look. And that […]
posted 31 May 2013 in Archives, Tasty Bits. no comments yet
I traded tweets earlier today with a very cool graphic artist, Craig Robinson, author of the excellent and witty baseball infographic collection Flip Flop Fly Ball. The spur: he recently compiled his own single-disc version of the Beatles’ White Album, which reminded me of the time I did my version. We’re not the only ones, […]
posted 19 February 2013 in Archives, Links, Tasty Bits. 1 comment
I am grateful for many things in my life, not least that I think about my experiences on 9/11/2001 with less frequency as the years pass.
posted 11 September 2012 in Archives, Tasty Bits. no comments yet