Below, read anecdotes from four cover profiles this year that packed in so much that these few worthy outtakes didn't make the final story.
Billie Eilish: Two weeks after I first met Billie Eilish at Coachella, we spoke again on the phone. She said performing for the first time at the festival had been “fucking crazy,” and that she didn’t know how to process any of it. After she got offstage, the first thing she did was go into her trailer alone. “I was completely silent,” she said. “I actually had to be on an oxygen tank with tubes going into my nose -- I was on that for a long-ass time. It was great.” -- LYNDSEY HAVENS