Rolling Stone cover outrage: Simultaneous calls that Apple was doomed and Bush should be taken seriously were shameful.

The Really Outrageous Rolling Stone Cover

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July 17 2013 3:23 PM

The Really Outrageous Rolling Stone Cover

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With Rolling Stone's cover choices in the news lately, I thought I'd draw attention to a truly outrageous cover they ran back in the 1990s.

In case you missed it, the reason people wouldn't take Gavin Rossdale seriously is that even at the height of Bush's popularity it was clear that it was not a band worth taking seriously. Consider, for example, the lyrics to their hit song "Machine Head," which features the odd simile "blood is like wine/ unconscious all the time."

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Meanwhile, though the conventional wisdom at the time was that Apple was on the verge of collapse it in fact went on to become more succesful than ever thanks to the iPhone.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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