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20 Dec, 2016
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Rolling Stone’s UFC Fighter of the Year

Other Awards

Bising is awarded Rolling Stone’s UFC Fighter of the Year. The magazine:

Bisping is one of the longest-tenured fighters on the UFC roster. He debuted in June 2006 after winning Season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter reality series and, since then, it’s been a roller coaster of triumphant highs and forgettable lows. After all the ups and downs, Bisping seemed destined to end his career as a high-quality fighter with a polarizing personality who could never quite reach the pinnacle of the sport. Then 2016 came along, and his 10th year in the UFC ended up as his best.

9 Sep, 2015
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Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

donald-trump-rolling-stone-cover-imageRolling Stone profiles Trump in an article written by Solotaroff, titled Trump Seriously: On the Trail With the GOP’s Tough Guy. On not having to raise campaign funds.

I’m owned by the people! I mean, I’m telling you, I’m no angel, but I’m gonna do right by them!

When Solotaroff is sitting with Trump watching a newscast, a video clip zooms in on Carly Fiorina.

Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president. I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?

27 Aug, 2015
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Rolling Stone profile

Interview

Rolling Stone publishes a profile of Karpeles and Mt. Gox, titled The Rise and Fall of a Bitcoin Kingpin. On stealing Gameboys and mobile phones as a teenager by hacking shopping websites:

A lot of people respected me for that. I did feel more important, in a way. If I need something, I press a button and I get it.

On what he felt like when he realized $650 million in bitcoins were gone:

It really felt unreal. I don’t know how to describe that. When you get a hospital operation without any anesthetic, it hurts at first, but at some point the pain reaches a point where you don’t feel anything anymore.

15 Dec, 2014
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Friends of alleged victim refute article’s claims

Three friends of the alleged rape victim at the University of Virginia mentioned in Rolling Stone‘s article come forward to refute the article’s claim that they discouraged the victim from reporting the attack. Kathryn Hendley, Alex Stock, and Ryan Duffin tell AP in an interview that the facts reported are incorrect. Duffin:

I couldn’t help but notice that everything that the article said about me was incorrect. My first reaction was, ‘We need to go to police.’ I wanted to go to police immediately. I was really forceful on that, actually. And I almost took it to calling (the police) right there. But she didn’t want to and I can’t do that if she doesn’t want to do it.

Stock corroborates:

Jackie’s response was, ‘I don’t want to.”I don’t want to do that right now. I just want to go to bed.’

7 Dec, 2014
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Revises apology to readers

Rolling Stone revises it’s apology to readers for the story published about a woman, “Jackie”, who claims she was gang raped at a University of Virginia fraternity party. The new apology states that the magazine should not have complied with “Jackie’s” request that they not interview any of the men she said raped her. The revised apology also questions discrepancies in “Jackie’s” story.

We should have not made this agreement with Jackie, and we should have worked harder to convince her that the truth would have been better served by getting the other side of the story. These mistakes are on Rolling Stone, not on Jackie. A friend of Jackie’s (who we were told would not speak to Rolling Stone) told the Washington Post that he found Jackie that night a mile from the school’s fraternities. She did not appear to be ‘physically injured at the time’ but was shaken. She told him that that she had been forced to have oral sex with a group of men at a fraternity party, but he does not remember her identifying a specific house. Other friends of Jackie’s told the Washington Post that they now have doubts about her narrative, but Jackie told the Washington Post that she firmly stands by the account she gave to [reporter Sabrina Rubin] Erdely.

5 Dec, 2014
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‘Our trust in her was misplaced’

Rolling Stone says it has found discrepancies in a story it published about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. The story, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, details the gang rape of a UVA student referred to as “Jackie” at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. The magazine now considers their trust in her story ‘misplaced’. Will Dana, Rolling Stone‘s managing editor, on the magazine’s website:

In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.

1 Dec, 2014
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Names Songs of Innocence best album of 2014

Rolling Stone names U2’s Songs of Innocence it’s choice for the best album of 2014.

There was no bigger album of 2014 — in terms of surprise, generosity and controversy. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. put their lives on the line: giving away 11 songs of guitar rapture and frank, emotional tales of how they became a band out of the rough streets and spiritual ferment of Seventies Dublin.

19 Nov, 2014
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Article alleges gang rape at UVA fraternity

A Rolling Stone article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely details the alleged gang rape of a freshman woman called ‘Jackie’ at Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity on the campus of the University of Virginia. ‘Jackie’, now a Junior, says she is worried about campus reaction to the article.

One of my roommates said, ‘Do you want to be responsible for something that’s gonna paint UVA in a bad light?’ “But I said, ‘UVA has flown under the radar for so long, someone has to say something about it, or else it’s gonna be this system that keeps perpetuating!’ My friend just said, ‘You have to remember where your loyalty lies.’

4 Sep, 2014
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Interview

Interview

Rolling Stone releases the full text of an interview with Rivers from 2012. The magazine had only used some snippets of the text before.

Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I’m being funny, but I’m reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything, otherwise we’re going down the tube.

29 Aug, 2014
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Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

williams-rolling-stoneRolling Stone devotes its cover to Williams. A tribute from Tom Hanks to Williams’s start in television:

The legend is true. In 1978, word came from the set of TV’s Happy Days. That week, Fonzie’s ultracool was threatened by a stranger from another world. The guy playing the alien was hilarious.

14 Apr, 2014
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Gabriel on reunion, Hall of Fame induction

Interview

Gabriel is interviewed by Rolling Stone, about the possibility of a future Genesis reunion tour:

I never say never. It really didn’t happen last time. I think there’s a small chance, but I don’t think it’s very high.

Gabriel also discusses the recent induction of Genesis to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Getting awards is nature’s way of saying you’re getting old, so you can get a little more reflective. There are very few good things about getting old except you care less about what people think.

17 Jul, 2013
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Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

Rolling Stone Tsarnaev coverTsarnaev appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and is profiled in a feature. An editor note accompanies the article:

The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens

18 Apr, 2011
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Rolling Stone statement

Makes Statement

The magazine releases a statement defending Hastings and the article’s accuracy following the Pentagon report:

The report by the Pentagon’s inspector general offers no credible source – or indeed, any named source – contradicting the facts as reported in our story, The Runaway General. Much of the report, in fact, confirms our reporting, noting only that the Pentagon was unable to find witnesses “who acknowledged making or hearing the comments as reported.” This is not surprising, given that the civilian and military advisors questioned by the Pentagon knew that their careers were on the line if they admitted to making such comments. Asking unnamed sources to reveal their identities strikes us as an exercise in futility. Rolling Stone stands by our story, which is accurate in every detail. We also note that Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s own response to the story was to issue an apology, saying that what was reflected in the article fell “far short” of his personal standard.

30 Oct, 2008
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Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

ac-dc-rolling-stone-cover-music-poster-print (1)The band appears on the cover of the October 30th, 2008 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. The band talks about what it is like to shoot their first Rolling Stone cover and the release of their new album, Black Ice.

10 Dec, 1998
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Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

Smith appears on the cover of the December 1998 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He talks about politics, conspiracy, and cruel comedy.

Yeah, but the president sitting and gracefully fielding bizarre questions from intellectually barren inquisitors who talked to him as if he were Joe off the street? ‘Hey, man, that’s the president. Rephrase your f-cking question.’ The president should be exempt from having to answer questions from some dickhead prosecutor about a cigar.

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