Rolling Stone 25 - The MTV Special 1992 - DVDr
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This is an excellent look at Rolling Stone Magazine, as told by the people who were there. No live music in this - just the stories and photographs deemed essential by the producers of this documentary marking the magazines 25th anniversary. This tale is a time capsule of very heavy times - veiled as a special about a magazine covering Rock & Roll. The challenge of making this ambitious project succeed was accomplished by framing the stories in a non-linear way.
Specific aspects were highlighted by relevance in an informal succession of chapters:

Rolling Stone Magazine - The Cover Story - Lennon Remembers 1970 - Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Naked Truth" - The Rolling Stone Review - Rock and Roll Journalism - Altamont 1969 - Silkwood - Manson - Ice T - The Photographers - What Is It About A Photograph? - Aerosmith - John Lennon December, 1980 - When The Drugs Began To Take Hold - Hunter S. Thompson - Gonzo Journalism - The Politics Of Rolling Stone - Aids: The Plague Years - The Hot Issue - David Cassidy "Naked Lunchbox" - Rolling Stone Goes Hollywood - The Selling Out Of Rock & Roll - Corporate Magazines Still Suck - Random Notes

In addition to rememberances by the writers, reporters, editors, and photographers at Rolling Stone, there are appearances by the following people (in order of appearance).

Mick Jagger - Jay Leno - Peter Buck - Chris Isaak - Iggy Pop - Paul McCartney - Yoko Ono - Peter Jennings - Jason Priestly - Chris Robinson - Brooke Shields - Keith Richards - Axl Rose - Richie Sambora - Jon Bon Jovi - Steven Tyler - Slash - Tom Hamilton - Dr. Hook - Michael Steele - John Lennon (audio from Lennon Remembers interview) - Bono - Dolly Parton - Sting - Elton John - Red Hot Chili Peppers - David Byrne - Joe Perry - Ice T - Johnny Depp - Annie Leibovitz - Hunter S. Thompson - Luke Perry - Carl Bernstein - David Cassidy - Steve Martin - Michael Douglas - Sigourney Weaver - John Travolta - Michael J. Fox - Nina Blackwood - Eric Clapton - Chis Novoselic - Ralph J. Gleason (archive footage)

Total time: 1:09:30

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