Rolling Stone

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Rolling Stone

Magazine published every two weeks that focuses on politics and popular culture add

Category: Journalism

Launched in 1960.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (17%), (8%)

Main connections: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Hunter S. Thompson

Linked to: Slate, Democratic National Committee, Limited liability company, Aerosmith




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One major criticism of "Rolling Stone" involves its generational bias toward the 1960s and 1970s add something


Jimi Hendrix - The Monterey performance included an equally lively rendering of B.B. King's 1964 R&B hit "Rock Me Baby", Tim Rose's arrangement of "Hey Joe" and Bob Dylan's 1965 pop hit "Like a Rolling Stone"


Lester Bangs - In 1969, Bangs began writing freelance after reading an ad in "Rolling Stone" soliciting readers' reviews


Also, when The Beatles' "Let It Be" was released in 1970, the magazine originally gave the album a poor review, yet in 2003, "Rolling Stone" ranked it number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time add something


For example, Led Zeppelin was largely written off by "Rolling Stone" magazine critics during the band's most active years in the 1970s add something


In the 1970s, "Rolling Stone" began to make a mark for its political coverage, with the likes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson writing for the magazine's political section add something


In the 1970s, the magazine helped launch the careers of many prominent authors, including Cameron Crowe, Lester Bangs, Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas, Patti Smith and P. J. O'Rourke add something


Pete Townshend - In interviews Townshend was more open about his beliefs, penning an article on Baba for "Rolling Stone" in 1970 and stating that following Baba's teachings, he was opposed to the use of all psychedelic drugs, making him one of the first rock stars with counterculture credibility to turn against their use


Hunter S. Thompson - The book for which Thompson gained most of his fame had its genesis during the research for "Strange Rumblings in Aztlan", an exposé for "Rolling Stone" on the 1970 killing of the Mexican-American television journalist Rubén Salazar


Charles Manson - When a "Rolling Stone" writer visited the Los Angeles District Attorney's office for a June 1970 cover story, he was shocked by a photograph of the bloody "Healter Skelter" that would bind Manson to popular culture


Pete Townshend - Townshend wrote three sizeable essays for "Rolling Stone" magazine, the first of which appeared in November 1970


Hunter S. Thompson - The result of the trip to Las Vegas became the 1971 book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" which first appeared in the November 1971 issues of "Rolling Stone" as a two-part series


Curtis Mayfield - Bob Donat wrote in "Rolling Stone" Magazine in 1972 that while the film's message "was diluted by schizoid cross-purposes" because it "glamorizes machismo-cocaine consciousness


Truman Capote - In 1972, Capote accompanied the Rolling Stones on their 1972 American Tour as a correspondent for "Rolling Stone" magazine


Carlos Santana - The difficulties Santana and the band went through during this period were chronicled in Ben Fong-Torres' "Rolling Stone" 1972 cover story "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana"


From 1973 on, editions were done on a four-color press with a different newsprint paper size add something


Lester Bangs - In 1973, Jann Wenner fired Bangs from "Rolling Stone", a negative review of Canned Heat being the final event


Linda McCartney - She and McCartney appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone" on 31 January 1974, making her the only person both to have taken a photo, and to have been photographed, for the front cover of the magazine


Roger Daltrey - When Ken Russell's adaptation of "Tommy" appeared as a feature film in 1975, Daltrey played the lead role, was nominated for a Golden Globe *award for "Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture" and appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine on 10 April 1975


Carlos Santana - In 1976, "Rolling Stone" ran a second cover story on Santana entitled "Santana Comes Home"


Hunter S. Thompson - Thompson was to provide "Rolling Stone" similar coverage for the 1976 Presidential Campaign that would appear in a book published by the magazine


Hunter S. Thompson - Beginning with "The Great Shark Hunt" in 1979 and ending with "Better Than Sex" in 1994, the series is largely a collection of rare newspaper and magazine pieces from the pre-gonzo period, along with almost all of his "Rolling Stone" short pieces, excerpts from the "Fear and Loathing


Jerry Brown - In 1979, an out-of-state columnist, Mike Royko, at the "Chicago Sun-Times", picked up on the nickname from Brown's girlfriend at the time, Linda Ronstadt, who was quoted in a 1978 "Rolling Stone" magazine interview humorously calling him "Moonbeam"


During the 1980s the magazine began to shift focus towards being a general "entertainment" magazine add something


Hunter S. Thompson - Perhaps in response to this, as well as the strained relationship with "Rolling Stone," and the failure of his marriage, Thompson became more reclusive after 1980


Joe Strummer - The Clash's "London Calling" album was voted best album of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine


Stevie Nicks - Nicks first solo album, "Bella Donna", was released on July 27, 1981 to critical and commercial acclaim, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, with 3 singles making the Billboard 100, and Rolling Stone deeming her "The Regining Queen of Rock and Roll


Steve Martin - "Rolling Stone" February 18, 1982


David Bowie - In a 1983 interview with "Rolling Stone", Bowie said his public declaration of bisexuality was "the biggest mistake I ever made" and "I was always a closet heterosexual"


A critic for "Slate" magazine described a conference at which 1984's "The Rolling Stone Record Guide" was scrutinized add something


Morrissey - A 1984 Smiths article in "Rolling Stone" stated that Morrissey "admits he's gay," but Morrissey replied that it was news to him; and the article used the term "fourth-gender" in its title


John Mellencamp - During this time he experimented with drugs and alcohol, stating in a 1986 "Rolling Stone" interview, "When I was high on pot, it affected me so drastically that when I was in college there were times when I wouldn't get off the couch


Bono - In a 1986 interview with "Rolling Stone" magazine, Bono explained that he was motivated to become involved in social and political causes by seeing one of the "Secret Policeman's Ball" benefit shows, staged by John Cleese and producer Martin Lewis for the human-rights organisation Amnesty International in 1979


John Mellencamp - During the 1987-88 Lonesome Jubilee Tour, Mellencamp was joined onstage by surprise guest Bruce Springsteen at the end of his May 26, 1988 gig in Irvine, California, for a duet of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone", which Mellencamp performed as the penultimate song during each show on that tour


Jimmy Page - David Fricke, a senior editor at "Rolling Stone" magazine, described Jimmy Page in 1988 as "probably the most digitally sampled artist in pop today after James Brown


John Mellencamp - In 1988, "Rolling Stone" magazine called this version of Mellencamp's band "one of the most powerful and versatile live bands ever assembled


Axl Rose - By the time he appeared solo on the cover of "Rolling Stone" in August 1989, his celebrity was such that the influential music magazine agreed to his absolute requirement that the interview and accompanying photographs would be provided by two of his friends, writer Del James and photographer Robert John


By the late 1990s, the message board forum at the site had developed into a thriving community with a large number of regular members and contributors worldwide add something


In the 1990s, the magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music add something


Hunter S. Thompson - By the early 1990s, Thompson was said to be working on a novel called "Polo Is My Life", which was briefly excerpted in "Rolling Stone" in 1994, and which Thompson himself described in 1996 as "


Madonna (entertainer) - "Rolling Stone" called it an "elaborately choreographed, sexually provocative extravaganza" and proclaimed it "the best tour of 1990"


Bill Hicks - Hicks was voted "Hot Standup Comic" by "Rolling Stone magazine" in 1993


Kurt Cobain - In a 1993 interview with "Rolling Stone", he said that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was his attempt at "trying to rip off the Pixies


The Notorious B.I.G. - Allmusic wrote that the success of "Ready to Die" is "mostly due to Wallace's skill as a storyteller"; In 1994, "Rolling Stone" described Wallace's ability in this technique as painting "a sonic picture so vibrant that you're transported right to the scene"


Jello Biafra - However, the July 14 or 28th 1994 issue of "Rolling Stone" claims that his injuries included "extensive damage to the ligaments of one knee as well as a superficial head wound"


Van Morrison - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - In the 1995 "Mojo" list of 100 Best Albums, it was listed as number two and was number nineteen on the "Rolling Stone" magazine's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" in 2003


Hunter S. Thompson - It was first serialised in "Rolling Stone", a magazine with which Thompson would be long associated, and was released as a film starring Johnny Depp and directed by Terry Gilliam in 1998


Stevie Nicks - She was deemed "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" and one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by "Rolling Stone," and, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998


Fiona Apple - When I have something to say, I'll say it," she said, responding to these criticisms in an article in "Rolling Stone" in January, 1998


Jackie Wilson - In 1999, Wilson's original version of "Higher and Higher" and "Lonely Teardrops" were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame,and both are on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"


Jimi Hendrix - In 1999, readers of "Rolling Stone" and "Guitar World" ranked Hendrix among the most important musicians of the 20th century


James Brown - In 1999, when being interviewed by "Rolling Stone", the magazine asked him to name a hero in the 20th century, Brown mentioned Republican Senator Strom Thurmond, stating "when the young whippersnappers get out of line, whether Democrat or Republican, an old man can walk up and say 'Wait a minute, son, it goes this way


Laetitia Casta - She appeared in three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, "Rolling Stone", and the Pirelli Calendar 1999 by Herb Ritts and 2000 by Annie Leibovitz


After years of declining readership, the magazine experienced a major resurgence of interest and relevance with the work of two young journalists in the late 2000s: Michael Hastings and Matt Taibbi add something


Bruce Springsteen - The 2000s ended with Springsteen being named one of eight Artists of the Decade by "Rolling Stone" magazine and with Springsteen's tours ranking him fourth among artists in total concert grosses for the decade


Eddie Vedder - Vedder told "Rolling Stone" magazine, "I supported Ralph Nader in 2000, but it's a time of crisis


John Lennon - In 2002 a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, "Rolling Stone" ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time


The 2003 "Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time" article's inclusion of only two female musicians resulted in "Venus Zine" answering with their own list entitled, "The Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time" add something


Ozzy Osbourne - Lester Bangs of "Rolling Stone" dismissed "Master of Reality" as "naïve, simplistic, repetitive, absolute doggerel", although the very same magazine would later place the album at number 298 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, compiled in 2003


Ozzy Osbourne - For his work on this album and Blizzard of Ozz, Randy Rhoads was ranked the 85th greatest guitarist of all time by "Rolling Stone" magazine in 2003


Link Wray - In 2003, Link Wray was ranked at number sixty-seven in "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the Hundred Greatest Guitarists of All Time,


Janis Joplin - In 2003, "Pearl" was ranked No. 122 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


Carlos Santana - In 2003, "Rolling Stone" magazine listed Santana at number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time


David Gilmour - In 2003, "Rolling Stone" placed Gilmour at number 82 in a list of the hundred greatest guitarists of all time


Marvin Gaye - In 2003, he was listed at No. 18 on the "Rolling Stone" list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time


Tom Waits - In 2003, the album was ranked number 397 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time


Cat Stevens - It is ranked at No. 206 in "Rolling Stone Magazine's" 2003 list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"


Stevie Wonder - "Rolling Stone" magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included four of the five albums, with three in the top 90; and in 2005, Kanye West said of his own work, "I'm not trying to compete with what's out there now


Carlos Santana - In early August 2003, Santana was named fifteenth on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"


Hank Williams - In 2004 "Rolling Stone" ranked him number 74 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time


Thurston Moore - In 2004, "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked Moore and Ranaldo the 33rd and 34th "Greatest Guitarists of All Time"


Van Morrison - In 2004, "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked Van Morrison forty-second on their list of "Greatest Artists of All Time"


David Bowie - In 2004, "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked him 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time and the 23rd best singer of all time


Lee Ranaldo - In 2004, "Rolling Stone" ranked Ranaldo at number 33 on its "Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list


David Bowie - In 2004, "Rolling Stone" ranked him 39th on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all-time


Bruce Springsteen - In 2004, "Rolling Stone" ranked him as the 23rd Greatest Artist of all time, the 96th Greatest Guitarist of all time on their latest list and the 36th Greatest Singer of all time in 2008


Rod Stewart - In a 2004 "Rolling Stone" interview, Stewart said he went three or four times a week and did play


Thurston Moore - Moore was ranked 34th in "Rolling Stone"s 2004 edition of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time


Ozzy Osbourne - "Rolling Stone" magazine in 2004 ranked this incident number two on its list of "Rock's Wildest Myths"


Janis Joplin - "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time


The Notorious B.I.G. - "Rolling Stone" named Wallace in 2004 as "one of the few young male songwriters in any pop style writing credible love songs"


Thompson would first publish his most famous work "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" within the pages of "Rolling Stone", where he remained a contributing editor until his death in 2005 add something


"Rolling Stone" began a new, much more limited message board community at their site in late 2005, only to remove it again in 2006 add something


Al Green - In 2005, "Rolling Stone" named him No. 66 in their list of the '100 Greatest Artists of All Time'


Van Morrison - "Rolling Stone" listed it as number seventeen on "The Top 50 Records of 2005"


The Notorious B.I.G. - An article published in "Rolling Stone" by Sullivan in December 2005 accused the LAPD of not fully investigating links with Death Row Records based on evidence from Poole


However by 2006, a cover story on Led Zeppelin honored them as "the Heaviest Band of All Time" add something


Kurt Vonnegut - A 2006 interview with "Rolling Stone" stated, "


Kurt Cobain - He was ranked by "Rolling Stone" as the 73rd greatest guitarist and 45th greatest singer of all time, In 2006, he was placed at number twenty by "Hit Parader" on their list of the "100 Greatest Metal Singers of All Time"


Van Morrison - Austin City Limits Music Festival - Still promoting the country album, Morrison's performance as the headline act on the first night of the Austin City Limits Music Festival on 15 September 2006 was reviewed by "Rolling Stone" magazine as one of the top ten shows of the 2006 festival


Sacha Baron Cohen - He did an interview with "Rolling Stone", published in November 2006, that the magazine labelled as "his only interview as himself"


Rodney King - Christian Hoard of "Rolling Stone" magazine considered the mixtapes "Da Drought 3" and "The Drought Is Over 2 " "among the best albums of 2007


Rodney King - In 2008 he was named "Best MC" by "Rolling Stone"


Roger Daltrey - In 2008 he was ranked number 61 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time


Freddie Mercury - In 2008, "Rolling Stone" editors ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time


Brian Wilson - In 2008, "Rolling Stone" magazine published a list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", and ranked Wilson number 52


Freddie Mercury - In 2008, "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked Mercury No.18 in its list of the "Top 100 Singers Of All Time"


Robert Plant - In 2008, "Rolling Stone" named Plant the 15th greatest singer of all time on their list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time"


David Letterman - In 2008, a "Rolling Stone" interview stated "he hosted a doctor and nurse who'd helped perform the emergency quintuple-bypass heart surgery that saved his life in 2000


John Mellencamp - In its list of the 50 best albums of 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named "Life, Death, Love and Freedom" No. 5 overall and dubbed "Troubled Land" No. 48 among the 100 best singles of the year


In March 2008, the "Rolling Stone" website started a new message board section once again, deleted it in April 2010 add something


As of October 30, 2008 edition, "Rolling Stone" is a smaller, standard-format magazine size add something


Morrissey - In November 2008, "Rolling Stone" magazine named Morrissey one of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time


In 2009, Taibbi unleashed a scathing series of acclaimed reporting on the financial meltdown add something


Brian May - Voyageur Press, 2009 He has featured in various music polls of great rock guitarists, and in 2011 was ranked number 26 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"


In December 2009, the "Los Angeles Times" reported that the owners of "Rolling Stone" magazine planned to open a "Rolling Stone" restaurant in the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California in the spring of 2010 add something


In 2010, Taibbi documented illegal and fraudulent actions by banks in the foreclosure courts after traveling to Jacksonville, Florida and sitting in on hearings in the courtroom add something


Bigger headlines came at the end of June 2010 add something


As of November 2010, the "soft opening" of the restaurant was planned for December 2010 add something


In 2011, the restaurant was open for lunch and dinner as well as a full night club downstairs on the weekends add something


David Gilmour - In 2011, Gilmour was rated the 14th greatest guitarist by Rolling Stone


Keith Moon - In 2011, Moon was voted the second greatest drummer in history in "Rolling Stone"s '"The Best Drummers of All Time'" readers' poll


Ringo Starr - In 2011, Starr was picked as the fifth-best drummer of all-time by "Rolling Stone" readers


David Gilmour - In 2011, "Rolling Stone Magazine" ranked him number 14 in their list of the greatest guitarists of all time


Madonna (entertainer) - In 2011, "Rolling Stone" declared her as the all-time Queen of Pop and stated that "Madonna is a musical icon without peer


Jimmy Page - In 2011, "Rolling Stone" magazine named him number three on their list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time"


Slash (musician) - In 2011, "Rolling Stone" placed Slash at No. 65 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time


Freddie Mercury - In 2011, a "Rolling Stone" readers' pick placed Mercury in second place of the magazine's "Best Lead Singers of All Time"


Pete Townshend - No. 10 in's list of the top 50 guitarists, and No. 10 again in "Rolling Stone" magazine's updated 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time


John Bonham - Over 30 years after his death, Bonham continues to garner *awards and praise, including a "Rolling Stone" readers' pick in 2011 placing him in first place of the magazine's "best drummers of all time"


In 2012, financial scandals continued to rock the world add something


Link Wray - In 2012, Link Wray was ranked at number fourty-five in "Rolling Stone" magazine's updated list of the Hundred Greatest Guitarists of All Time


In January 2012, the magazine ran exclusive excerpts from Hastings' book just prior to publication add something


On November 5, 2012, the magazine published its first cover in the Spanish language as recognition to the influence of Latino artists in American culture add something


Jimmy Page - In the December 2012 Rolling Stone cover story "Jimmy Page Looks Back", Page said: "


However, the restaurant closed around February 2013 add something


Bruce Springsteen - In a July 2013 interview with "Rolling Stone", Steven Van Zandt mentioned that Springsteen and the E Street Band recorded new music during some downtime on their Australian leg of the "Wrecking Ball Tour"


The August 2013 "Rolling Stone" cover featuring alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev drew widespread criticism that the magazine was "glamorizing terrorism" and that the cover was a "slap in the face to the great city of Boston add something


On December 5, 2014, the managing editor for "Rolling Ston"e, Will Dana apologized for a story that was run about an alleged gang rape in the University of Virginia's campus add something


Rolling Stone retracted the story on April 5, 2015 add something


On April 6, 2015, following the investigation and retraction of the story, Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against Rolling Stone including claims of defamation add something


On July 29, 2015, three graduates of the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi filed a lawsuit against "Rolling Stone", its publisher Wenner Media, and a journalist for defamation and infliction of emotional distress add something


The same day, and just months after the controversy began, "The New York Times" reported that managing editor Will Dana was departing the magazine with his last date recorded as August 7, 2015 add something


In May 2016, Wenner Media announced plans to create a separate online publication dedicated to the coverage of video games and that culture add something


"Glixel" was original hosted on "Rolling Stone"s website and transitioned to its own domain by October 2016 add something


"Rolling Stone" closed down the offices in June 2017, citing the difficulties of working with the remote site from their main New York office; content will still be developed for the site but from the main New York office add something


In December 2017, Penske Media announced to buy the remaining stake from Wenner Media add something


It was the longest running international edition but closed in January 2018 add something