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38 items by Mikal Gilmore

  • The Ghost Of Tom Joad

    The Ghost Of Tom Joad | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bruce Springsteen's best music has always been about the refusal to accept life's meanest fates or most painful limitations. Springsteen charges his audience to remain brave, despite all the disillusion, defeat, injustice and fear that invariably dog...

    December 28, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Jerry Garcia: 1942-1995

    Jerry Garcia: 1942-1995 | ARTICLE

    He was the unlikeliest of pop stars and the most reticent of cultural icons. Onstage he wore plain clothes – usually a sacklike T-shirt and...

    September 21, 1995 8:00 AM ET
  • Heavy Metal Thunder: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax

    Heavy Metal Thunder: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax | ARTICLE

    'It looks like hell," says the security guard, gazing at the scene before him. "It looks like hell just came popping up all over...

    July 11, 1991 10:55 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan at Fifty

    Bob Dylan at Fifty | ARTICLE

    It was one of the odder moments in the history of televised rock & roll. Bob Dylan had been invited to play at the...

    May 30, 1991 12:00 PM ET
  • The Capitol Years

    The Capitol Years | ALBUM REVIEW

    Frank Sinatra is one of pop music's most abiding prodigies – and also one of its most troubling icons. At the peak of his craft – during the 1950s and 1960s, when he recorded the definitive ballad...

    January 24, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen: Voice of the Decade

    Bruce Springsteen: Voice of the Decade | ARTICLE

    On the night of November 5th, 1980, Bruce Springsteen stood onstage in Tempe, Arizona, and began a fierce fight for the meaning of...

    November 15, 1990 3:25 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and the Rock & Roll of the 60s

    Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and the Rock & Roll of the 60s | ARTICLE

    In the 1950s, rock & roll meant disruption: It was the clamor of young people, kicking hard against the Eisenhower era's ethos of vapid...

    August 23, 1990 1:30 PM ET
  • The Rolling Stone 20th Anniversary Interview: Mick Jagger

    The Rolling Stone 20th Anniversary Interview: Mick Jagger | ARTICLE

    We hear a great deal of talk these days about how inventive and magical and bold the Sixties were. In fact, it's not uncommon...

    November 5, 1987 12:00 PM ET
  • The Rolling Stone 20th Anniversary Interview: Bruce Springsteen

    The Rolling Stone 20th Anniversary Interview: Bruce Springsteen | ARTICLE

    The 1960s are often idealized as times of great innocence and wonder. Although your own work has been recorded in the Seventies and Eighties,...

    November 5, 1987 10:00 AM ET
  • Primitive Cool

    Primitive Cool | ALBUM REVIEW

    With his venturesome second solo LP, Primitive Cool, Mick Jagger has finally reasserted his voice of rage and disdain — or at least he has managed to reinvoke it as much as may be possible for...

    September 14, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  •  Dylan: On Recapturing 'Highway 61' and Touring with Tom Petty

    Dylan: On Recapturing 'Highway 61' and Touring with Tom Petty | ARTICLE

    It is just past midnight, and Dylan is standing in the middle of a crowded, smoke-laden recording studio tucked deep into the remote...

    July 17, 1986 1:40 PM ET
  • Closer

    Closer | ALBUM REVIEW

    Johnny Rotten was one of the few terrific antiheroes rock & roll has ever produced: a violent-voiced bantam of a boy who tried to make sense of popular culture by making it suffer the world outside —...

    May 28, 1981 12:00 AM ET
  • Unknown Pleasures

    Unknown Pleasures | ALBUM REVIEW

    The music of Joy Division – an art-minded English postpunk band that initially struck reviewers as a tuneful version of PiL – sets forth an even more indelible vision of gloom. In fact, it's a vision...

    May 28, 1981 12:00 AM ET
  • Growing Up In Public

    Growing Up In Public | ALBUM REVIEW

    Some people wait for things that never come." sang Lou Reed in "All through the Night" on last year's The Bells. "And some people dream of things that never been done... /Why can't anybody shed just one...

    July 10, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • Sabotage: Live

    Sabotage: Live | ALBUM REVIEW

    Ironically, John Cale's first album in nearly five years turns out to be one of the season's timeliest entries: a graphic, deadly narrative of terrorist scrimmages and doomed maneuvers that could pass for an on-the-spot report from...

    June 26, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • A Different Kind of Tension

    A Different Kind of Tension | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Buzzcocks are likely the consummate New Wave singles band. Last year's Singles Going Steady, a compilation of sixteen sweet-and-sour pop vignettes that made up this English group's official American debut, boasted as many pithy hooks and...

    May 29, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • Tom Petty's Real-Life Nightmares

    Tom Petty's Real-Life Nightmares | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 311 from February 21, 1980. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    February 21, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • Ron Wood Sticks His Neck Out

    Ron Wood Sticks His Neck Out | ARTICLE

    A squall of typhonic guitars blares through the walls of a Culver City soundstage, as if in retort to the blustery wind that's been...

    May 31, 1979 11:25 AM ET
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