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.
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.
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.