Boy George comments on some of the hottest hits of 1984. Surprisingly, he seems most taken with Bruce Springsteen. But unsurprisingly, they make him talk about Madonna, too, which comes up when he's asked to comment on “Borderline” (released February 15, 1984):
“I went to one of those really early tours, where she was dressed in all Stephen Sprouse [sic]...Who knew what she was gonna become? Do you know what I mean? I mean, I don't think you could have ever imagined—do you know what I mean?—how formidable she was gonna be. It was just, 'Oh, she won't last.' You know? You just didn't get it. It was just phenomenal.”
He also says records now are not allowed to linger; everything is an instant hit or is gone.
Neil Patrick Harris is photographed by superperv Terry Richardson for the cover of Rolling Stone, so of course the image is sexualized and centers around his penis—sort of. It's a great shot (though that left iris seems oddly large or something?), and NPH is basically gay divinity by now, showing others how one can be an artist and openly gay in Hollywood and have an apparently happy life.
In fact, NPH says coming out helped his career (almost as much as Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle did):
“Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever. Some actors don't get hired because you can't look into their soul and see what they're like, because they're kept guarded.”