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33 items by Jann S. Wenner

  • Editorial: Mr. President, End This War

    Editorial: Mr. President, End This War | ARTICLE

    As a teenager, Barack Obama liked to get high in the back of a friend's VW bus. His hallmark: a smoking technique he called Total Absorption. He knows, as did George W. Bush and Bill Clinton before...

    December 10, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Ready for the Fight: Rolling Stone Interview with Barack Obama

    Ready for the Fight: Rolling Stone Interview with Barack Obama | ARTICLE

    We arrived at the White House on Easter Monday, the South Lawn overrun by children and their parents enjoying the annual Easter Egg Roll. This was the fourth time in the past four years that we had...

    April 25, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  •  9/11: A Pivot Upon Which We View Our Future

    9/11: A Pivot Upon Which We View Our Future | ARTICLE

    The following article, written by Rolling Stone Editor and Publisher Jann S. Wenner on September 21, 2001, appeared in the October 25 issue of the magazine. It is republished here to mark the tenth anniversary of the...

    August 19, 2011 1:00 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan Hits the Big Themes, From Religion to the Atomic Age

    Bob Dylan Hits the Big Themes, From Religion to the Atomic Age | ARTICLE

    You've been on the road pretty steadily for forty years. I like the originality of being on the road. It's real life, in real time. What is it that is so enjoyable? The groupies and the...

    May 10, 2011 11:50 PM ET
  • Remembering John Lennon

    Remembering John Lennon | ARTICLE

    Thirty years ago this week, on December 8th, 1980, John Lennon was murdered in New York. He was emerging from five years of seclusion after the release of Double Fantasy, the masterpiece...

    December 8, 2010 11:58 AM ET
  • Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    We arrived at the southwest gate of the white house a little after one o'clock on the afternoon of September 17th. It was a warm fall day, but the capital felt quiet and half-empty, as...

    October 14, 2010 7:00 AM ET
  • Editor's Notes: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts

    Editor's Notes: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts | ARTICLE

    T wenty-five years ago, when Ahmet Ertegun and I first began talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we could only dream that...

    November 26, 2009 2:25 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan on Old America and 'Modern Times'

    Bob Dylan on Old America and 'Modern Times' | ARTICLE

    You've been on the road pretty steadily for forty years.I like the originality of being on the road. It's real life, in real...

    May 3, 2007 3:25 PM ET
  • Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 986 from November 3, 2005. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium...

    November 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • John Kerry: The Rolling Stone Interview

    John Kerry: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    For two Days in October, the John Kerry campaign came to a brief stop at a hotel and conference center on the high-plains sprawl of suburban Denver, where the candidate holed up with his staff and prepared...

    November 11, 2004 8:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen: 'We've Been Misled'

    Bruce Springsteen: 'We've Been Misled' | ARTICLE

    Do you see these Vote for Change concerts reaching undecided voters, or are they more to rally the energy of people who have made up their minds? I always felt that the musician's job, as I experienced...

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Goddess In The Doorway

    Goddess In The Doorway | ALBUM REVIEW

    Up to this point, Mick Jagger's solo career has been an incidental affair, something that has surfaced in the interludes between Rolling Stones albums and tours. His previous releases — 1985's She's the Boss,...

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Wheels Of Fire

    Wheels Of Fire | ALBUM REVIEW

    Cream is good at a number of things; unfortunately song-writing and recording are not among them. However, they are fantastic performers and excellent musicians. Their latest recording, Wheels of Fire, a two-record set inside a silver jacket,...

    January 22, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Mick Jagger Remembers

    Mick Jagger Remembers | ARTICLE

    Being interviewed is one of Mick Jagger's least favorite pastimes, a necessity that accompanies his career. A typical session with a journalist lasts...

    December 14, 1995 12:30 PM ET
  • Time is on My Side: The Rolling Stones Find Maturity

    Time is on My Side: The Rolling Stones Find Maturity | ARTICLE

    The Rolling Stones have once again captured the spirit of the times and influenced those times in the way that only artists at...

    December 24, 1981 11:55 AM ET
  • Slow Train Coming

    Slow Train Coming | ALBUM REVIEW

    Because Bob Dylan had the power of insight and poetry early in his career, he became an article of faith himself. He gave...

    September 20, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Keith Moon: One-Man Wrecking Crew

    Keith Moon: One-Man Wrecking Crew | ARTICLE

    The who were one of Rolling Stone's original favorite bands. I saw them at their American debut at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967...

    October 19, 1978 12:45 PM ET
  • Love in Vain: Dylan and the Stones in the Seventies

    Love in Vain: Dylan and the Stones in the Seventies | ARTICLE

    If there's one song that will memorialize this summer, it's "Miss You" by the Rolling Stones. You hear it on the radio almost...

    September 21, 1978 1:25 PM ET
  • The Rolling Stones Deliver A Stunner In L.A.

    The Rolling Stones Deliver A Stunner In L.A. | ARTICLE

    I had the good luck to see the Rolling Stones show at the Fabulous Forum, with 18,000 people ushered by high-school football players...

    September 11, 1975 12:30 PM ET
  • Live At Fillmore Auditorium

    Live At Fillmore Auditorium | ALBUM REVIEW

    How strangely a matter of fate it is that the first album recorded live in San Francisco should be at the Fillmore Auditorium, that it should be of Chuck Berry who created this all and that he...

    November 10, 1971 12:00 AM ET
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