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Week in Review: The Stars of 'The Voice' Return to TV

Plus: Famous Giants and Patriots fans, Lana Del Rey responds to haters, The Cult's new album and more

February 3, 2012 5:55 PM ET
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The judges of 'The Voice' on the cover of Rolling Stone issue #1150.
Mark Seliger for RollingStone.com

The latest issue of Rolling Stone goes behind the scenes of The Voice, NBC's white-hot singing competition featuring Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. We posted an excerpt of Brian Hiatt's cover story, in which the four stars speak openly about working together despite having little in common. "Just look at the four of us," says Levine. "It's just so wrong and so amazing."

Photos: The Disco Biscuits Take Their Fans to Paradise

The Voice will return after the Super Bowl on Sunday. In anticipation of the big game, we put together a gallery of famous New York Giants and New England Patriots fans, and looked back over the best halftime performances in the history of the game.

Photos: The Queen's Next Rock Royalty?

We also talked to rising star Lana Del Rey about the backlash to her debut album Born to Die, interviewed Leonard Cohen about his latest album Old Ideas, chatted with The Cult's Ian Astbury about their intense new album Choice of Weapon, discussed the fireHOSE reunion with Mike Watt, investigated troubled Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom and reviewed hot concerts by Van Halen and Skrillex in Los Angeles. Plus, we reviewed all the latest albums, analyzed the pop charts and looked back on this week in rock history.

The Greatest Animated Music Videos

In pop culture, Peter Travers tossed January's worst films into the Scum Bucket, and we recapped the latest episodes of Glee, Jersey Shore and American Idol.

Photos: Random Notes

Our question for you this week is: Who should play the Super Bowl halftime show next year? You can answer on our website, at facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

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

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