Rolling Stone Gets Baked With Reluctant Superstar Zach Galifianakis

Also: U2 reveals plans for their next album, 'True Blood' returns and Bonnaroo kicks off

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Zach Galifianakis
Photograph by Theo Wenner for RollingStone.com


The new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands and in the digital archive on June 17th, features an in-depth interview with comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis. In the cover story, the star of The Hangover Part II – who doesn't have a publicist or an assistant and still drives his 1998 Subaru – tells Rolling Stone contributing editor Josh Eells that he's having difficulty getting used to life as a celebrity. You can check out choice quotes from the story and catch up on how Galifianakis became one of biggest stars in modern comedy.

A History of Comedy Stars on the Cover of Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone also caught up with U2 at the start of the final leg of their record-shattering 360 Tour and got the inside scoop on the band's next album, due out sometime next year. We also chatted with Les Claypool about the first Primus album in 12 years, talked to Emmylou Harris about her new tribute to folk legend Gram Parsons, learned about Buffalo Springfield and Mötley Crüe's big tour plans, celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Beatles' Love show with Paul McCartney, previewed Beyoncé's recently leaked new album 4 and reviewed the opening night of Rihanna's latest arena tour.

The Complete School's Out Playlist

The 10th annual Bonnaroo festival has already kicked off in Manchester, Tennessee, and Rolling Stone will be there all weekend covering all the hottest sets. We'll be posting videos, interviews and photos through the weekend, as well as full coverage of the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone battle of the bands. Canadian boogie rockers the Sheepdogs and L.A. singer-songwriter Lelia Broussard will face off before thousands of fans in the hope of appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone and winning a contract with Atlantic Records. Even if you can't make it to Bonnaroo, you can still learn all about the bands and vote for your favorite now!

Photos: Rock Stars and the Models Who Love Them

Plus, Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith performed a brief acoustic set at our office, hook-savvy L.A. trio Foster the People were named our latest Band to Watch, we analyzed this week's pop charts, looked back on this week in rock history and, as always, we reviewed all the week's biggest new releases.

Summer Cable Sneak Peek: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Wilfred,' 'True Blood,' 'Teen Wolf' and Much More

On the pop culture front, we went behind the scenes of both True Blood and Breaking Bad, two of cable's best summer shows, and interviewed Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston about his increasingly disturbing character Walter White. We chatted with The Voice judge Adam Levine about his unlikely chemistry with co-star Christina Aguilera, and provided recaps and power rankings for the latest episode of the enormously popular singing competition. Also, Peter Travers reviewed J.J. Abrams' scary and sweet new movie Super 8.

Photos: Random Notes

We also posted a gallery of your Top 10 favorite Neil Young songs of all time, as determined by your votes on Facebook and Twitter. Our question for you this weekend is: What is the best album cover of all time? You can answer on our website, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.

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