.

Taylor Swift's Rock & Roll Diary

It's not easy being on the road, but Taylor Swift makes the best of it

Singer Taylor Swift is photographed behind the scenes at Us Weekly's cover shoot on September 24th, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
Jason Merritt/FilmMagic
October 2, 2008

Living in a bus ain't pretty, but Taylor Swift has a couple of simple strategies to keep from feeling totally gross. "It's all about practicality," says the teen country star, who's opening for Rascal Flatts this fall. "I have daily contacts that you can just toss out, and I make sure I have standard shampoo and conditioner and makeup from, like, Wal-Mart, because I've learned that I will lose my makeup." Swift's second album is due out in November, and she says she's especially stoked to perform her new "You Belong with Me." "It's about being in love with your best friend," Swift says, "but he doesn't see it, because he's in love with a snobby, ridiculous, overrated girl."

This is a story from the October 2, 2008 issue of Rolling Stone.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Love Is the Answer”

Utopia | 1977

The message of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" proved to be a universal and long-lasting one, which Utopia revisited 10 years later on this ballad. "From a lyrical standpoint, it's part of a whole class of songs that I write, which are about filial love," Todd Rundgren explained. "I'm not a Christian, but it's called Christian love, the love that people are supposed to naturally feel because we are all of the same species. That may be mythical, but it's still a subject." Though "Love Is the Answer" wasn't a hit, a cover version two years later by England Dan & John Ford Coley peaked at Number Ten on the Billboard singles chart.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com