The latest ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ podcast is now available. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify. In this week's episode, we break down – and sometimes argue over – our Best Songs of 2017 list. Photograph by Chris Polk
"Got a light?" We've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and today, Scott Tobias looks at the stunning, apocalyptic "Episode 8" of 'Twin Peaks: The Return.' "The small town that closes "Part 8" has the idealized quality of Twin Peaks or Lumberton, North Carolina, but it's shrouded in darkness that only we can see, like we're looking into a crystal ball," he writes. "We know it's being overrun by terror, chiefly in the form of a soot-covered "Woodsman" with a cigarette dangling from his lips and a message of doom that he crushes two heads at a radio station to deliver." Head to RollingStone.com to learn more about the episode.
The stunning upset victory of Democrat Doug Jones over Roy Moore in Alabama's special election yesterday is being parsed by pundits and politicians alike, but the results don't seem to have changed much for Republicans at the hyper-partisan U.S. Capitol. In our latest feature, we look at what Doug Jones' win means for the GOP agenda in Congress. Read the full story at RollingStone.com. Photograph by Bill Clark
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year's inductees: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars and Nina Simone will all join the class of 2018. "It's a Christmas miracle," says Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. "[We were] guys living the dream, getting on a bus with no guarantees in any way shape or form or anything. It was, 'Let's go out and make this happen.' And we actually did." Head to RollingStone.com to learn about the inductees and read exclusive interviews.
Harry Styles stakes his claim as a rock star on his self-titled solo album, getting personal with a sublime LP of Seventies-style guitar grooves. His solo debut is featured on our list of the best pop albums of the year. Head to RollingStone.com to check out the list in full. Photograph by Theo Wenner (@theo123456)
A sneak peek at Rolling Stone's latest partnership with @Porsche featuring a first-ever pairing of electrified performances by world-renowned rock guitarist @DaveNavarro and the all-new #EPerformance models. Check back on 12/18 for more.
Happy birthday Sheila E.! Born Sheila Escovedo, daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. was a drum-kit prodigy playing at a young age with the likes of Marvin Gaye and Herbie Hancock. She came into fame bringing her crisp, pristine, polyrhythmic style to Prince's post-Revolution band in the late Eighties, helping shape the decade's rock, pop and R&B. "It's pretty interesting everyone says how [Prince] influenced me, but actually I influenced him first," she said in an interview. Read more about her at RollingStone.com.
Rolling Stone traveled to Miami last weekend to celebrate artwork from around the world at Art Basel. The Rolling Stone Live Miami event presented by @effenvodka featured performances by brothers A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo, Majid Jordan and more. #EFFENunframed
So many women refused to keep quiet about injustice this year, even when the price was high. From the Women's March in January to this moment, as #MeToo accusations result in a flurry of high-profile firings and resignations, the question that has hung over 2017 feels like it's coming to a head: Will women's courage matter? Head to RollingStone.com to read our feature in full. Photograph by Shannon Stapleton
Happy birthday Hailee Steinfeld! This year the singer and actress released a new single, "Let Me Go," with Swedish record producer Alesso and country duo Florida Georgia Line. She also has a role 'Pitch Perfect 3,' which hits theaters later this month. "They really did start at the same time," she told us about her acting and singing careers in 2015. "I think the idea of performing and entertaining has always been of interest to me, and that's where it all stems from." For more about her, head to RollingStone.com. Photograph by Alicia Canter
From California passing an adult-use legalization to members of the GOP supporting medical marijuana research, 2017 has been a big year for cannabis. Our pot gift guide features 18 products and accessories for the stoner in your life, including bath bombs and vapes. Check out our favorite items at RollingStone.com. Illustration by Chelsea Johnston (@cheljohn)
Otis Redding passed away 50 years ago today. In our latest feature, we go inside the making of his hit track "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay." The song was released about a month after his death and its lyrics spoke to every working man who wanted to get away from the bosses and just relax a little. It topped the charts and sold more than 2 million copies. Learn more about the track at RollingStone.com.