(Book). From 1969 to 1981, Ben Fong-Torres was one of the first "star" writers on staff at Rolling Stone the "scruffy rock journal" that metamorphosed into one of the most powerful voices of a generation. Now in this fascinating book, Fong-Torres revisits his most intriguing celebrity interviews and profiles, and for the first time tells the revealing stories behind the stories, the stars, his writing process, and life at Rolling Stone .
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Ben Fong-Torres adds commentary to the pieces that helped make Rolling Stone magazine the premier rock and roll periodical. If you liked the movie Almost Famous, this book will take you through those years. It's an insight into the bands that pioneered rock and follows them through changes, tours, and their personal lives.