The newest issue of Rolling Stone has a Glee cover story. With its group dance numbers and earnest covers of songs like Journey’s buoyant “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Glee seems like the sunniest show on TV. But darkness lurks just barely below the surface — the series also seamlessly weaves in plots about teen pregnancy, scheming wives and the most hard-hearted cheerleading coach to ever grip a whistle. Rolling Stone’s Erik Hedegaard ventures into the Fox hit’s most controversial corners, uncovering the stories behind stolen car stereos, illegal substances, Facebook-revenge fantasies and more in the new issue, on sale at newsstands today.
The too-big-to-miss spring premiere of Glee airs at a special time Tuesday, April 13th at 9:28-10:30 PM ET/PT following American Idol on FOX.