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31 items by Neil Strauss

  • Skrillex: Eight Wild Nights and Busy Days With the Superstar

    Skrillex: Eight Wild Nights and Busy Days With the Superstar | ARTICLE

    "Want to go to a party at the drummer from Muse's house?" Skrillex turns and asks. "Sure, why not." Fifteen minutes later, the car is full and navigating through the Hollywood Hills. Skrillex is in the back seat with...

    March 1, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • Meet SuperHeavy, Mick Jagger's Wild New Crew

    Meet SuperHeavy, Mick Jagger's Wild New Crew | ARTICLE

    Mick Jagger crosses his legs and closes his eggshell-thin eyelids. Then he squints so that his sockets almost disappear into the folds of his face. Eventually his crystalline-blue eyes pop open again and calmly, slowly, he responds...

    September 19, 2011 5:20 PM ET
  • Howard Stern's Long Struggle and Neurotic Triumph

    Howard Stern's Long Struggle and Neurotic Triumph | ARTICLE

    "Do you have a big, thick penis?" Howard Stern asks a guest in his New York radio studio one recent Thursday morning. The guest, unfortunately, is me. The Howard Stern wing of the SiriusXM headquarters in New York is...

    March 31, 2011 2:50 PM ET
  • The White Stripes, Reluctant Rock & Roll Saviors: Rolling Stone's 2002 Feature

    The White Stripes, Reluctant Rock & Roll Saviors: Rolling Stone's 2002 Feature | ARTICLE

    Jack and Meg White, collectively known as the White Stripes, peer tentatively out of the doorway of their dressing room at the MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In the hallway...

    February 2, 2011 1:46 PM ET
  • The Broken Heart and Violent Fantasies of Lady Gaga

    The Broken Heart and Violent Fantasies of Lady Gaga | ARTICLE

    In her dressing room in Nottingham, England, Lady Gaga dances to a Billy Joel album, which is spinning on the small record...

    July 8, 2010 2:20 PM ET
  • Ben Stiller: The Darkest Funnyman in Hollywood

    Ben Stiller: The Darkest Funnyman in Hollywood | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 1101 from April 1, 2010. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling...

    April 1, 2010 4:47 PM ET
  • Jacob's Lautner: "New Moon" Werewolf on "Twilight" 's Steamy Love Triangle

    Jacob's Lautner: "New Moon" Werewolf on "Twilight" 's Steamy Love Triangle | ARTICLE

    In our latest issue, Taylor Lautner reveals how he went from a skinny martial arts kid to starring in the blockbuster Twilight franchise. In this bonus Q&A you won't find in the issue, he examines the...

    November 24, 2009 5:35 PM ET
  • The Subversive Joy of Stephen Colbert

    The Subversive Joy of Stephen Colbert | ARTICLE

    Does anyone have any questions to humanize me first before I say these terrible things?" Stephen Colbert asks the New York studio audience at...

    September 17, 2009 3:05 PM ET
  • The Man Behind the Mustache

    The Man Behind the Mustache | ARTICLE

    Two Escalades stop in the middle of Sixty-fifth Street on the West Side of Manhattan. Out of the front SUV a tall, awkward mustachioed...

    November 30, 2006 1:10 PM ET
  • Springsteen Hears Voices

    Springsteen Hears Voices | ARTICLE

    We're in the ballpark," Bruce Springsteen tells his band during a rehearsal of "Devils and Dust" at the Paramount Theatre, in Asbury...

    May 4, 2006 11:30 AM ET
  • Damita Jo

    Damita Jo | ALBUM REVIEW

    As far as this CD is concerned, Janet Jackson's sin was not in exposing her breast during the Super Bowl. After all, the lady just wanted to show off a new piece of jewelry. The sin was...

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Strokes: Elegantly Wasted

    The Strokes: Elegantly Wasted | ARTICLE

    He is supposed to arrive at 9 p.m. When he shows up, it is well after midnight. But he will make up for it...

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • No Doubt: Sex, Success and Staying Together

    No Doubt: Sex, Success and Staying Together | ARTICLE

    Thousands of Staind and Linkin Park fans are packed into the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, unaware that No Doubt are about to...

    January 31, 2002 1:20 PM ET
  • The Blueprint

    The Blueprint | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is how the rap game works: when someone is pushed, they push back harder. That's why the more someone like Eminem is criticized, the more unapologetic and extreme his lyrics become. There's something about being persecuted,...

    October 2, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • The Ballad of Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

    The Ballad of Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee | ARTICLE

    On April 24th, 1981, Mötley Crüe played their very first gig at the Starwood in West Hollywood, opening for the long-running metal act Y&T. The show was less memorable for the music than for its violence:...

    May 10, 2001 3:25 PM ET
  • The Ballad of Pam & Tommy Lee

    The Ballad of Pam & Tommy Lee | ARTICLE

    On April 24th, 1981, Mötley Crüe played their very first gig at the Starwood in West Hollywood, opening for the long-running metal act Y&T. The show was less memorable for the music than for its violence:...

    May 10, 2001 10:35 AM ET
  • At the Drive-In's Identity Crisis

    At the Drive-In's Identity Crisis | ARTICLE

    This story is from the February 15, 2001 issue of Rolling Stone. "This is bullshit!" screams a stagehand as he and a team of pissed-off union workers push a drum riser across the stage at...

    February 15, 2001 11:15 AM ET
  • The Battle Of Los Angeles

    The Battle Of Los Angeles | ALBUM REVIEW

    Have you ever tried writing your own Rage Against the Machine song? It's easy. Just grab a religious pamphlet off the street. Replace the word God with killing, Jesus or Christ with a political prisoner like Mumia...

    November 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Maui Wowie: Pearl Jam Launch World Tour

    Maui Wowie: Pearl Jam Launch World Tour | ARTICLE

    I just wanted tonight to be perfect," Eddie Vedder told the audience at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, in Hawaii, last month on...

    April 2, 1998 4:55 PM ET
  • Sympathy For The Devil: Marilyn Manson

    Sympathy For The Devil: Marilyn Manson | ARTICLE

    Be careful when you gossip: a little rumor can go a long way. Especially when the subject is Marilyn Manson. "For a solid year,...

    January 23, 1997 4:25 PM ET
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