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Rolling in the Deep: 12/2/15

I took some time off from Rolling Stone because I was working on a slew of books, but in recent months, I’ve had a few pieces appear on the RS website. I wrote up the memoirs by Carly Simon (who proved to be an impressive prose stylist) and Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (who didn’t), […]

posted 2 December 2015 in Outside. no comments yet

Woo-Hoo

If you are a fan of Blur–is it okay to start digging them now if you never connected with them in the past quarter-century? Sure, why not?–you might want to check out my recent article about the band in the pages of The New York Times. It ran on the front page of the Weekend […]

posted 3 November 2015 in Outside. no comments yet

Buried Treasure

I got this crazy idea some months back: I would read every record review printed by Rolling Stone in the 1970s and compile a list of the albums that had gotten rave reviews but were now obscure or forgotten. (It was inspired by a similar feature they did last year for the 60s–but the magazine […]

posted 13 August 2015 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep: 1/16/15

I’ve been busy lately–busy enough that I haven’t been telling you what I’ve been working on. But if you’d like to catch up on my recent writing for Rolling Stone, then I have links galore. For the print magazine, I wrote about Bill Murray (!), interviewed the Duplass Brothers (again), met Meghan Trainor (print version […]

posted 16 January 2015 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep: 9/23/14

If you’ve been waiting for me to post here to see what I’ve been up to lately for Rolling Stone, then happy days are here again! I attended the Made in America festival, the VMAs, an Ed Sheeran concert, and the Simpsons gala at the Hollywood Bowl. I wrote half of a list about the […]

posted 23 September 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep: 8/14/14

The march of progress! Some of my recent work for Rolling Stone, if you’d like to catch up: I interviewed Beck about his all-star Song Reader album (for the print magazine, but also available in a longer version online). Also in the print magazine: my home studio visit with Avicii. I conducted a five-way Q&A […]

posted 14 August 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 5/14/14

Would you like to catch up on some of my recent Rolling Stone bylines? Of course you would! I had an article in the print edition of the magazine (the Julia Louis-Dreyfus issue) on the all-star sessions recording recently unearthed Dylan lyrics from the Basement Tapes sessions (which was crazy fun to report, hanging out […]

posted 14 May 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 3/18/14

I just returned from SXSW, which grows more excessive every year, but still has the cool vibes that come from indie music and BBQ. While in Austin, Texas, I interviewed Neil Young, went to the Lady Gaga show, and contributed to the Rolling Stone roundup of the festival’s best moments. I also had the sobering […]

posted 18 March 2014 in Outside. no comments yet

Oscar-o-Rama

Last night’s Oscars were almost exactly the baseline of what one can expect from the show: a few surprises (but not too many), a middle-of-the-road hosting job by Ellen (neither exceptionally bad or good, which was a pleasant change after some recent hosting debacles), a reminder to catch up on some of last year’s movies […]

posted 3 March 2014 in Links, Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 2/26/14

Life as a content provider: I have been busy the past two weeks providing content, including a bunch of pieces for the Rolling Stone website. You might enjoy my interview with David Lynch (in which he reveals his love of ZZ Top), my report on the excellent live reading of Pulp Fiction at LACMA, my […]

posted 26 February 2014 in Outside. no comments yet