Those Jann Wenner accusations have forced ABC to cancel a 50th anniversary tribute to Rolling Stone 

ABC has shut down plans for a three-hour tribute to rock journalism mainstay Rolling Stone—scheduled to record next month—thanks to a series of allegations of harassment and assault that have recently been made against the magazine’s founder, Jann Wenner. Wenner has been accused of inappropriate behavior by two…

Rolling Stone settles University Of Virginia fraternity lawsuit for $1.65 million

Back in April, Rolling Stone settled the lawsuit filed against it by former University Of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo, who had sued the magazine over its discredited 2014 story “A Rape On Campus.” That still left the defamation lawsuit filed by the UVA branch of fraternity Phi Kappa Psi, though, which had been…

Rolling Stone settles lawsuit with University Of Virginia administrator

According to the Associated Press, Rolling Stone has finally settled its lawsuit with former University Of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo over the magazine’s discredited 2014 story “A Rape On Campus.” A jury had previously sided in Eramo’s favor back in November, with a judge awarding her $3 million, but Rolling…

Today on Amazon: $5 Rolling Stone subscriptions and a crazy cheap smoker

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

Rolling Stone sells 49 percent stake to hard-rocking Singapore marketing firm

After nearly 50 years, Jann Wenner has finally decided to allow outside investors for Rolling Stone, the magazine he founded back in 1967 and has been publishing ever since. Well, he’s allowing one investor to be precise. But that investor will be buying almost half of the company. The parent company of BandLab—a…

1977’s Rolling Stone…The 10th Anniversary was an unmitigated disaster

A week before Rolling Stone…The 10th Anniversary appeared on CBS, a blurb in The Times-News touted that “a galaxy of celebrities will present a lively exploration of the world of rock music” in a special that “reflects the attitudes and culture associated with rock and its audiences. Comedy skits, musical…

Seinfeld’s Mr. Peterman lends his dulcet tones to a video Mother’s Day card

On Seinfeld, playing a heavily fictionalized version of real-life catalog kingpin J. Peterman, actor John O’Hurley was especially adept at behaving like a pompous, long-winded ass, a man so in love with the sound of his own, admittedly rich voice that he would launch into flowery soliloquies without any prompting…

Read This: Tracy Morgan talks life, comedy after accident

On June 7, 2014, an 18-wheeler driven by a Walmart truck driver who hadn’t slept in 28 hours collided with Tracy Morgan’s limo-van, killing Morgan’s friend James McNair, severely injuring three other passengers, and placing Morgan in a coma that would last eight days. A brutal legal battle ensued with Walmart,…

Read This: Rolling Stone eloquently defends the compact disc

The once-proud compact disc seems to be experiencing its death throes in 2016, done in by the convenience and affordability of streaming music, and many are celebrating the death of the format, as if it were some deposed tyrant. But not Rolling Stone’s David Browne. In an editorial called “In Defense Of The CD,” the…

Read This: Cameron Crowe pens a loving tribute to the Eagles’ Glenn Frey

Most music fans know that the character Russell Hammond, lead guitarist of the fictional band Stillwater from Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, was inspired by Eagles founder and front man Glenn Frey, who died earlier this week. Crowe first met Frey backstage at a 1972 show in San Diego while…

Read This: The secret history of Sports Illustrated’s football phone

In the ’80s, novelty phones were all the rage. They were often wacky (e.g., DJ Tanner’s plump red lips phone, the hamburger phone), tied to cartoons or toys (e.g., Garfield, Pac-Man) or see-through. However, perhaps the granddaddy of them all was the football phone, the free gift given to anyone who plunked down the…