Why Hunter S. Thompson Covered The Election | Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
PREMIERE WEDNESDAY 9/8c | How do you get the counter culture interested in voting? You send out the guy who is used to covering motorcycle gangs and who notoriously smokes on camera, the guy who invented Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson. He covered Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign for Rolling Stone in effort to influence the vote and get the newly of age Rolling Stone audience to the polls. Go behind the scenes of the decision in this Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge sneak peek.
Hendrix Records Purple Haze | This Week in Music History
On January 11th, 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience stepped into De Lane Lea studios in London to begin recording the legendary track, "Purple Haze". The song initially came to Hendrix in a dream, which led to ten pages of lyrics. Eventually, after lots of experimentation with riffs, the iconic song was born. Learn more about the creation & inspiration behind what Rolling Stone ranks as the #2 best guitar song ever with This Week in Music History.