Next week will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine, with John Lennon on the cover. The occasion will be marked with a four-hour documentary by Alex Gibney, "Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge," airing on HBO 11/6-7.
We covered the birth of Rolling Stone, its impact on music and culture, and Wenner's hiring of non-music writers like Hunter S. Thompson, Matt Taibbi, and Tom Wolfe. We also explored why Wenner -- who gave Hagan complete access to his life and files for four years -- has now disavowed the book. And we dropped a few big names, too, like John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Annie Liebovitz, and Mick Jagger.