For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and - above all - music. This landmark book documents the magazine's rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography. From the 1960s to the present day, the book offers a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history. Interviews with rock legends - Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen and more - appear alongside iconic photographs by Baron Wolman, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger and other leading image-makers. With feature articles, excerpts and expos#65533;s by such quintessential writers as Hunter S. Thompson, Matt Taibbi and David Harris , this book is an irresistible and essential keepsake of the magazine that has defined American music for generations of readers.