Week in Review: Eddie Murphy Makes His Comeback

Also: Metallica and Lou Reed, Wild Flag, U2, Green Day, Rush, Coldplay and more

October 28, 2011 6:10 PM ET
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Eddie Murphy on the cover of Rolling Stone Issue #1143
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After years of near-silence, Eddie Murphy gives a rare extensive print interview in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands and available now through Rolling Stone All Access. In the Q&A, Murphy opens up to senior writer Brian Hiatt about the ups and downs of his long career, his possible return to stand-up, his Oscar hosting plans and much more.

Also, we talked to Lou Reed and Metallica about their new collaborative album Lulu, discovered how Beyoncé and Rihanna influenced the punk rockers in Wild Flag, chatted with John Fogerty about the possibility of reuniting Creedance Clearwater Revival, learned about Rufus Wainwright, U2 and Rush's plans for the future and pondered the new economics of the record industry.

Photos: Rock Star-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Rolling Stone also reviewed hot concerts by Green Day, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young and analyzed this week's pop charts, looked back on this week in rock history and, as always, reviewed all the week's biggest releases.

Photos: Tom Morello at Occupy L.A.

On the pop culture front, we learned about what's coming up next on Glee, Peter Travers tossed October's worst movies into the Scum Bucket , and we recapped the latest episodes of The Walking Dead, X Factor, The Sing-Off  and Boardwalk Empire.

Photos: Random Notes

We also posted a gallery of your favorite Coldplay songs. Our question for you this week is: What is the best metal band of all time? You can answer on our website, at facebook.com/rollingstone, or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

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