ROLLING STONE- JUNE 25, 2009- ADAM LAMBERT
The Liberation of Adam Lambert (American Idol)
How the Idol star went from a shy drama geek to the flamboyant, cross-dressing club kid who almost won America's biggest popularity contest.
By Vanessa Grigoriadis
War on Drugs:
Is It Really Over?
Politicians all over the country are calling for reform. The White House is taking a softer line — but real change will be a long time coming. By Tim Dickinson
Cable TV's Hot Summer
Forget network TV — cable is where it's at. From horny vampires to pill-popping nurses to pregnant weed dealers, our guide to summer's can't-miss shows.
The Man Behind 'Mad Men': An expanded Q&A with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, who talks about the inspirations behind the new season and reveals the compelling scenes that didn't make the cut.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu has billions at his disposal to finance a new green economy. He also has the coal industry trying to stop him. By Jeff Goodell
Conor Oberst's Mystical Awakening
The Bright Eyes leader and his new band seek inner peace — and find LSD-gobbling bikers, Aztec Pyramids and Leonard Cohen. By Chris Norris
The latest edition of the game features remastered versions of Fab Four classics
On the Scene: Reports from the E3 expo as the newest, hottest blockbuster music video games are unveiled.
On the Road: Dave Matthews Band take Boston; Willie Nelson joins two-night Fenway blowout
Extra Innings: More exclusive photos from DMB's triumphant gigs at Fenway park: from their tour of Boston's historic ballpark to the soundcheck to highlights from their set to the post-show chill.
In the Studio: CCR legend John Fogerty gets rootsy on a set of country covers; Nickelback, Vince Gill help out on diverse Daughtry CD
Q&A: Mos Def on loving Bob Dylan and why Limp Bizkit is lame
Spotlight: The E Street Band's secret weapon: Max Weinberg's teenage son
Concert Biz: Scalping battle heats up; new laws proposed
Industry: Green Day go number one without Walmart
Profile: Against all odds, the Meat Puppets are back
Digital Biz: A user's guide to free, legal music
Obituaries: Koko Taylor, Wilco's Jay Bennett
Breaking: Dirty Projectors
What's Up With: Jeremih
Black Eyed Peas Bring
The foursome crank out their most irresistible club jams yet.
PLUS: Jonas Brothers, Rancid, Sunset Rubdown, Elvis Costello, Deer Tick, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Todd Snider, Dinosaur Jr., Major Lazer, the Mars Volta, Regina Spektor, R.E.M., Taking Back Sunday, Nanci Griffith, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, the Low Anthem, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, and reissues of the Rolling Stones' Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You and Undercover.
Travolta and Denzel kick ass in The Taking of
Pelham 1 2 3.
Plus: Whatever Works, Moon, Tetro, Land of the Lost and Food, Inc.
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