In the new issue of Rolling Stone, now on stands and available through Rolling Stone All Access, Larry David says he’s not usually an easy profile subject: “There’s nothing that reflects me,” he says. “I’m unreflectable!” But in the cover story, the comedy genius behind Curb Your Enthusiasm talks at length (and sometimes seriously) with senior writer Brian Hiatt about post-divorce life, his plans to return to stand-up comedy, the differences between him and his Curb character, and much more. As a bonus, we also have interviews with David’s Curb collaborators Richard Lewis, Susie Essman, Cheryl Hines, JB Smoove and his trio of staff writers.
Rolling Stone also talked to reggae star Shaggy about his crossover success, chatted with Martin Scorcese about his new documentary about George Harrison, checked in with Cheap Trick’s manager after the band nearly died in a stage collapse at a Canadian festival and remembered the great Clarence Clemons with his widow, Victoria. Plus, we examined the ongoing legal battle over James Brown’s estate and the protests – or lack thereof – at Odd Future’s set at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
We also went behind the scenes of upcoming records by Drake, Evanescence, Chickenfoot, Mastodon, T-Pain and Big Boi, and reviewed hot concerts by U2, Paul McCartney and Swedish House Mafia. Plus, indie folk band The Head and the Heart performed a brief acoustic set at our office, psych rock band Megafaun were named our latest Band to Watch, we analyzed this week’s pop charts, listed off the most exciting new tour kickoffs, looked back on this week in rock history and, as always, we reviewed all the week’s biggest new releases.
We also posted a gallery of your Top 10 favorite prog rock bands of all time as determined by your votes on Facebook and Twitter. Our question for you this weekend is: What is the best U2 song ever? You can answer on our website, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.