Rolling Stone is defending its decision to put Boston Marathon Bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on the cover.
The magazine released a statement saying, “Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens. -THE EDITORS”
The article titled, “The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster,” is an in-depth look at the childhood of Tsarnaev.
The Rolling Stones are returning to the stage, the band said in a video message uploaded to YouTube on Monday. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will celebrate 50 years of rocking with four concerts set for later this year.
The aptly-named “50 and Counting Tour” will bring two shows to London and two shows to Newark.
“Two cities that know how to rock and roll,” say The Stones.
The legendary band will hit London’s 02 Arena on Nov. 25 and 29, before heading Stateside to invade Newark’s Prudential Center on Dec. 13 and 15.
When Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth instalment in Disney’s wildly-popular Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, hits theaters next summer, it may be missing one noteworthy castmember — Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
Mick Jagger will make a rare US television appearance next week when he drops by CNN’s Larry King Live King. King will interview the Rolling Stones singer about his career, the re-release of the Stones’ album Exile on Main Street, and the new documentary, Stones in Exile on a broadcast airing May 18 at 9 PM.