June 19, 2013
Every one of the Rolling Stones' 50 years has etched a line into Keith Richards' face, making it certainly one of the most battle-scarred visages in rock -- which makes it oh-so-incredibly cool when he breaks into that scraggly smile, the one that says, "I've survived, and I've prospered. Howzaboutyou?" Tuesday night at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, the Stones' 50 & Counting tour rolled into the City of Brotherly Love for a party that celebrated all sorts of things: survival, perseverance, genius and glory undimmed.
December 4, 2012
On Raw, you may have noticed commercials for a Rolling Stones concert, "One More Shot," which will air on pay-per-view live on Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. The concert takes place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. WWE has now anounced that a one-hour pre-show has been added and will air on E! channel. E! will give fans behind-the-scenes access and exclusive interviews with rock 'n' roll icons Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. With Terrence Jenkins anchoring the pre-show, Ross Mathews backstage and Alicia Quarles capturing all the arrival excitement, E!
March 28, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National • Shocking: Rolling Stone publishes "Kill Team" photos from Afghanistan . (Rolling Stone) Warning: These are truly horrifying. Do not look if you are disturbed easily. • Just following orders: Vice President Joe Biden's s taffers apologize for confining reporter to closet during fundraiser.
July 9, 2010
As a veteran, I disagree with the letter "McChrystal's naïveté, Obama's thin skin." While President Obama has shown his thin skin on many occasions and has been unremarkably political when responding to detractors, in this case he got it right. The military survives on chain of command. It serves no purpose for military commanders to publicly badmouth their civilian leaders, and in fact it serves to only create unrest within the rest of the military. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were who they are long before the Rolling Stone interview took place, and they were duly elected by Americans to lead our military efforts abroad.
July 8, 2010
Flying at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic is about as detached from earthly concerns as one can get. Seat bound and strapped in found me staring at Lady Gaga's two gun M16 brazier photo on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, reminding me that the world below is full of strangeness and requires a reality disconnect from time to time. Michael Hastings' article in Rolling Stone, "The Runaway General", also requires the previous description pulsating off the front cover. The article, and General Stanley McChrystal's outing by President Obama, is history.
June 26, 2010
If Stanley McChrystal has any kind of mordant humor, surely the song playing in his head these days is that old tune by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, the one about "the thrill that'll get-cha when you get your pict-cha on the cover of the Rolling Stone." That's actually Lady Gaga on the current cover, nearly naked but for an undergarment that gives "bullet bra" a whole new meaning. But somehow McChrystal has managed to upstage her even though he only makes an oblique appearance in the vicinity of her left knee, in a teaser headline, " Obama's General: Why he's losing the war."