Happy 47th birthday #TrentReznor! Here is the #NineInchNails frontman on the Sept 8, 1994 cover of #RollingStone. (Taken with instagram)
Joy Division singer Ian Curtis died on this day in 1980. Here he is performing the band’s signature song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” not long before his death. You can read Rolling Stone’s 1983 story about how his Joy Division bandmates became New Order in the wake of this tragedy here.
Rolling Stone remembers #KurtCobain today, 18 years after his death. His music still lives on. Photo of Kurt in NYC by Jesse Frohman
On this day in 2002, we lost #LayneStaley. Rolling Stone honors Layne in this issue from February 1996. (Taken with instagram)
KISS rocker Gene Simmons has opened a new restaurant in Southern California, and took the occasion to tell Rolling Stone how his populist eatery connects to everything from disco’s inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (“What an insult to the memory of Little Richard and Chuck Berry to have disco artists who don’t write their own songs and play their own instruments. It’s a sham to have Grandmaster Flash and Disco Bob and MC Criminal in there”) to Kurt Cobain’s suicide (“I say this respectfully to him – ‘fuck off’”) to, well, pretty much any music made after 1990 other than Katy Perry (“I love her voice”) and Madonna (“a true rock star”).
House music superstar Paul Van Dyk recently interviewed house music superstar Paul Van Dyk at the Rolling Stone studio about his favorite Top 40 music, his passion for sushi, his new album Evolution (out April 3rd), and the last time he flew commercial. You would think that two Paul Van Dyks would get along, but as it turns out, they were pretty annoyed by one another.