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Climate Bill, R.I.P.

December 31st, 1969
This article is from RS 1110, on newsstands July 23, 2010. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via All Access, Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan. If you are already a subscriber, you can click here for the archives. Not a member? Click here to ...

The Poisoning

December 31st, 1969
On July 15th, just as this article was going to press, BP lowered a 75-ton cap over the damaged wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico and closed — at least temporarily — the gushing hellmouth of oil. How long that cap will hold is not clear. At the moment, BP ...

‘Salt’ Movie Review: Peter Travers Weighs In

December 31st, 1969
This week At the Movies, Rolling Stone's Peter Travers recommends that everyone go see current RS cover star Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception . For those who have already seen the summer's best film, there's a new action movie called Salt, starring Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent forced to go ...

Rage Speak Out About Immigrants’ Rights Show

December 31st, 1969
Rage Against the Machine geared up for their first L.A. show in 10 years with a press conference today explaining why they're playing the gig: to rally the opposition to Arizona's anti-immigration legislation. The Friday night concert will raise awareness for SoundStrike, a collective of musicians including Rage, Nine Inch ...

Video: Jack White’s White House Tribute to Paul McCartney

December 31st, 1969
On July 28th, PBS will premiere the White House's all-star tribute concert to Paul McCartney, but the network has posted a sneak preview on their official YouTube page. Click above to watch Jack White deliver an intimate version of the White Album classic "Mother Nature's Son" as McCartney, President Barack ...

Beach Boys Consider Reunion For 50th Anniversary

December 31st, 1969
According to Al Jardine, the Beach Boys are going to reunite for at least one concert next year to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary. Jardine tells Rolling Stone the lineup will include himself, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and possibly even early guitarist David Marks. "We're definitely doing at ...

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Discusses Motorcycle Crash

December 31st, 1969
Last Friday, Joe Perry pulled his Ducati motorcycle up to a traffic light, waited until it turned green and then put the bike into gear. "Next thing I know, I'm on tarmac looking up at the sky," the Aerosmith guitarist tells Rolling Stone. "This woman behind me just didn't slow ...

Eminem Holds on to Number One for Fourth Straight Week

December 31st, 1969
For the fourth straight week, Eminem has held on to the Number One spot on the Billboard 200. The MC's latest album Recovery moved 195,000 copies, making Em the first artist since Susan Boyle to lock the top spot for four straight weeks. The rapper's dominance this week was fueled ...

Chris Isaak, Harry Connick Jr. to Judge ‘Idol’?

December 31st, 1969
Personalities as diverse as Howard Stern and Perez Hilton have been rumored to replace Simon Cowell on the upcoming season of American Idol, but Chris Isaak is the reported leading candidate for the job. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Isaak has already met twice with Idol producers, who are ...

Amy Adams to Star as Janis Joplin in New Movie

December 31st, 1969
Amy Adams is set to play Janis Joplin in a forthcoming biopic titled Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can, which will be directed by City of God director Fernando Meirelles. "It's definitely true," a rep for the actress tells Rolling Stone. No studio has signed on to release the ...