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This article is about the magazine. Rolling Stone_sentence_0

For other uses, see Rolling Stone (disambiguation). Rolling Stone_sentence_1

Not to be confused with Rollin' Stone or The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone_sentence_2

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Rolling StoneRolling Stone_table_caption_0
EditorRolling Stone_header_cell_0_0_0 Jason FineRolling Stone_cell_0_0_1
CategoriesRolling Stone_header_cell_0_1_0 Popular cultureRolling Stone_cell_0_1_1
PublisherRolling Stone_header_cell_0_2_0 Penske Media CorporationRolling Stone_cell_0_2_1
Total circulation

(December 2018)Rolling Stone_header_cell_0_3_0

700,622Rolling Stone_cell_0_3_1
FounderRolling Stone_header_cell_0_4_0 Jane Schindelheim
Jann Wenner 
Ralph J. GleasonRolling Stone_cell_0_4_1
First issueRolling Stone_header_cell_0_5_0 November 9, 1967; 53 years ago (1967-11-09)Rolling Stone_cell_0_5_1
CompanyRolling Stone_header_cell_0_6_0 Penske Media CorporationRolling Stone_cell_0_6_1
CountryRolling Stone_header_cell_0_7_0 United StatesRolling Stone_cell_0_7_1
Based inRolling Stone_header_cell_0_8_0 New York CityRolling Stone_cell_0_8_1
LanguageRolling Stone_header_cell_0_9_0 EnglishRolling Stone_cell_0_9_1
WebsiteRolling Stone_header_cell_0_10_0 Rolling Stone_cell_0_10_1
ISSNRolling Stone_header_cell_0_11_0 Rolling Stone_cell_0_11_1

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. Rolling Stone_sentence_3

It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by Jann Wenner, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. Rolling Stone_sentence_4

It was first known for its coverage of rock music and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. Rolling Stone_sentence_5

In the 1990s, the magazine broadened and shifted its focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. Rolling Stone_sentence_6

It has since returned to its traditional mix of content, including music, entertainment, and politics. Rolling Stone_sentence_7

The first magazine was released in 1967 and featured John Lennon on the cover and was published every two weeks. Rolling Stone_sentence_8

It is known for provocative photography and its cover photos, featuring musicians, politicians, athletes, and actors. Rolling Stone_sentence_9

In addition to its print version in the United States, it publishes content through Rollingstone.com and numerous international editions. Rolling Stone_sentence_10

Penske Media Corporation is the current owner of Rolling Stone, purchasing 51 percent of the magazine in 2017 and the remaining 49 percent in 2019. Rolling Stone_sentence_11

History Rolling Stone_section_0

1967 to 1979: Founding and early history Rolling Stone_section_1

Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph Gleason. Rolling Stone_sentence_12

To get it off the ground, Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his own family and from the parents of his soon-to-be wife, Jane Schindelheim. Rolling Stone_sentence_13

The first issue was released on November 9, 1967 and featured John Lennon in costume for the film How I Won the War on the cover. Rolling Stone_sentence_14

It was in newspaper format with a lead article on the Monterey Pop Festival. Rolling Stone_sentence_15

The cover price was 25¢ (equivalent to $1.92 in 2016) and it was published bi-weekly. Rolling Stone_sentence_16

In the first issue, Wenner explained that the title of the magazine referred to the 1950 blues song "Rollin' Stone", recorded by Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan's 1965 hit single "Like a Rolling Stone": In a 2017 article celebrating the publication's 50th anniversary, Rolling Stone's David Browne stated that the magazine's name was a nod to the Rolling Stones in an addition to "Rollin' Stone" and "Like a Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone_sentence_17

Some authors have attributed the name solely to Dylan's hit single: "At [Ralph] Gleason's suggestion, Wenner named his magazine after a Bob Dylan song." Rolling Stone_sentence_18

Rolling Stone initially identified with and reported the hippie counterculture of the era. Rolling Stone_sentence_19

However, it distanced itself from the underground newspapers of the time, such as Berkeley Barb, embracing more traditional journalistic standards and avoiding the radical politics of the underground press. Rolling Stone_sentence_20

In the first edition, Wenner wrote that Rolling Stone "is not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces". Rolling Stone_sentence_21

The magazine's long-running slogan, "All the news that fits", was provided by early contributor, manager and sometime editor Susan Lydon. Rolling Stone_sentence_22

She lifted it from an April Fools issue of the Columbia Daily Spectator which posted "All the news that fits we print", a parody of The New York Times' slogan, "All the News That's Fit to Print". Rolling Stone_sentence_23

The first appearance of the rubric was in 1969. Rolling Stone_sentence_24

In the 1970s, Rolling Stone began to make a mark with its political coverage, with the likes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson writing for the magazine's political section. Rolling Stone_sentence_25

Thompson first published 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. Rolling Stone_sentence_26

In the 1970s, the magazine also helped launch the careers of many prominent authors, including Cameron Crowe, Lester Bangs, Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas, Ben Fong-Torres, Patti Smith and P. Rolling Stone_sentence_27 J. O'Rourke. Rolling Stone_sentence_28

It was at this point that the magazine ran some of its most famous stories. Rolling Stone_sentence_29

The January 21, 1970 issue covered the Altamont Free Concert and the death of Meredith Hunter which won a Specialized Journalism award at the National Magazine Awards in 1971. Rolling Stone_sentence_30

Later in 1970, Rolling Stone published a 30,000 word feature on Charles Manson by David Dalton and David Felton, including their interview of Manson when he was in the LA County Jail awaiting trial, which won Rolling Stone its first National Magazine Award. Rolling Stone_sentence_31

Four years later, they also covered the Patty Hearst abduction odyssey. Rolling Stone_sentence_32

One interviewer, speaking for many his peers, said that he bought his first copy of the magazine upon initial arrival on his college campus, describing it as a "rite of passage". Rolling Stone_sentence_33

In 1972, Wenner assigned Tom Wolfe to cover the launch of NASA's last Moon mission, Apollo 17. Rolling Stone_sentence_34

He published a four-part series in 1973 titled "Post-Orbital Remorse", about the depression that some astronauts experienced after having been in space. Rolling Stone_sentence_35

After the series, Wolfe began researching the whole of the space program, in what became a seven-year project from which he took time to write The Painted Word, a book on art, and to complete Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine, a collection of shorter pieces and eventually The Right Stuff. Rolling Stone_sentence_36

Rolling Stone recruited writers from smaller music magazines, including Paul Nelson from Sing Out! Rolling Stone_sentence_37 , who became record reviews editor from 1978 to 1983, and Dave Marsh from Creem. Rolling Stone_sentence_38

In 1977, the magazine moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City. Rolling Stone_sentence_39

Editor Jann Wenner said San Francisco had become "a cultural backwater". Rolling Stone_sentence_40

1980 to 1999: Change to entertainment magazine Rolling Stone_section_2

Kurt Loder joined Rolling Stone in May 1979 and spent 9 years there, including as editor. Rolling Stone_sentence_41

Timothy White joined as a writer from Crawdaddy and David Fricke from Musician. Rolling Stone_sentence_42

Tom Wolfe wrote to Wenner to propose an idea drawn from Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray: to serialize a novel. Rolling Stone_sentence_43

Wenner offered Wolfe around $200,000 to serialize his work. Rolling Stone_sentence_44

The frequent deadline pressure gave Wolfe the motivation he had sought, and from July 1984 to August 1985, he published a new installment in each biweekly issue of Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone_sentence_45

Later Wolfe was unhappy with his "very public first draft" and thoroughly revised his work, even changing his protagonist, Sherman McCoy, and published it as The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1987. Rolling Stone_sentence_46

Rolling Stone was known for its musical coverage and for Thompson's political reporting and in 1985, they hired an advertising agency to refocus its image under the series "Perception/Reality" comparing Sixties symbols to those of the Eighties, which led to an increase in advertising revenue and pages. Rolling Stone_sentence_47

It also shifted to more of an entertainment magazine in the 1980s. Rolling Stone_sentence_48

It still had music as the main topic but began to increase its coverage of celebrities, films, and pop culture. Rolling Stone_sentence_49

It also began releasing its annual "Hot Issue." Rolling Stone_sentence_50

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. Rolling Stone_sentence_51

This led to criticism that the magazine was emphasizing style over substance. Rolling Stone_sentence_52

2000 to 2015: Expansion of readership Rolling Stone_section_3

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. Rolling Stone_sentence_53

Rob Sheffield also joined from Spin. Rolling Stone_sentence_54

In 2005, Dana Leslie Fields, former publisher of Rolling Stone, who had worked at the magazine for 17 years, was an inaugural inductee into the Magazine Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone_sentence_55

In 2009, Taibbi unleashed an acclaimed series of scathing reports on the financial meltdown of the time. Rolling Stone_sentence_56

He famously described Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid". Rolling Stone_sentence_57

Bigger headlines came at the end of June 2010. Rolling Stone_sentence_58

Rolling Stone caused a controversy in the White House by publishing in the July issue an article by journalist Michael Hastings entitled, "The Runaway General", quoting criticism by General Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, about Vice President Joe Biden and other Administration members of the White House. Rolling Stone_sentence_59

McChrystal resigned from his position shortly after his statements went public. Rolling Stone_sentence_60

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. Rolling Stone_sentence_61

His article, Invasion of the Home Snatchers, also documented attempts by the judge to intimidate a homeowner fighting foreclosure and the attorney Taibbi accompanied into the court. Rolling Stone_sentence_62

In January 2012, the magazine ran exclusive excerpts from Hastings' book just prior to publication. Rolling Stone_sentence_63

The book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan, provided a much more expansive look at McChrystal and the culture of senior American military and how they become embroiled in such wars. Rolling Stone_sentence_64

The book reached Amazon's bestseller list in the first 48 hours of release, and it received generally favorable reviews. Rolling Stone_sentence_65

Salon's Glenn Greenwald described it as "superb," "brave" and "eye-opening". Rolling Stone_sentence_66

In 2012, Taibbi, through his coverage of the Libor scandal, emerged as an expert on that topic, which led to media appearances outside Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone_sentence_67

On November 9, 2012, the magazine published its first Spanish-language section on Latino music and culture, in the issue dated November 22. Rolling Stone_sentence_68

2016 to present: New ownership Rolling Stone_section_4

In September 2016, Advertising Age reported that Wenner was in the process of selling a 49% stake of the magazine to a company from Singapore called BandLab. Rolling Stone_sentence_69

The new investor had no direct involvement in the editorial content of the magazine. Rolling Stone_sentence_70

In September 2017, Wenner Media announced that the remaining 51% of Rolling Stone magazine was up for sale. Rolling Stone_sentence_71

In December 2017, Penske Media acquired the remaining stake from Wenner Media. Rolling Stone_sentence_72

It became a monthly magazine from the July 2018 issue. Rolling Stone_sentence_73

On January 31, 2019, Penske acquired BandLab's 49% stake in Rolling Stone, gaining full ownership of the magazine. Rolling Stone_sentence_74

Covers Rolling Stone_section_5

See also: List of people on the United States cover of Rolling Stone Rolling Stone_sentence_75

Some artists have been featured on the cover many times, and some of these pictures went on to become iconic. Rolling Stone_sentence_76

The Beatles, for example, have appeared on the cover more than 30 times, either individually or as a band. Rolling Stone_sentence_77

The magazine is known for provocative photography and has featured musicians and celebrities on the cover throughout its history. Rolling Stone_sentence_78

Vanity Fair called the January 22, 1981 cover featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono the "Greatest Rolling Stone Cover Ever". Rolling Stone_sentence_79

The first 10 issues featured, in order of appearance, the following: Rolling Stone_sentence_80

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Print format Rolling Stone_section_6

The printed format has gone through several changes. Rolling Stone_sentence_81

The first publications, in 1967–72, were in folded tabloid newspaper format, with no staples, black ink text, and a single color highlight that changed each edition. Rolling Stone_sentence_82

From 1973 onwards, editions were produced on a four-color press with a different newsprint paper size. Rolling Stone_sentence_83

In 1979, the bar code appeared. Rolling Stone_sentence_84

In 1980, it became a gloss-paper, large format (10"×12") magazine. Rolling Stone_sentence_85

Editions switched to the standard 8"×11" magazine size starting with the issue dated October 30, 2008. Rolling Stone_sentence_86

Starting with the new monthly July 2018 issue, it returned to the previous 10"×12" large format. Rolling Stone_sentence_87

Website Rolling Stone_section_7

Rolling Stone's maintains a website where it shares similar content to its print publication. Rolling Stone_sentence_88

The site at one time had an extensive message-board forum. Rolling Stone_sentence_89

By the late 1990s, this had developed into a thriving community, with many regular members and contributors worldwide. Rolling Stone_sentence_90

However, the site was also plagued with numerous Internet trolls and malicious code-hackers, who vandalized the forum substantially. Rolling Stone_sentence_91

The magazine abruptly deleted the forum in May 2004, then began a new, much more limited message board community on their site in late 2005, only to remove it again in 2006. Rolling Stone_sentence_92

In March 2008, the website started a new message board section once again, then deleted it in April 2010. Rolling Stone_sentence_93

Rolling Stone devotes one of its table of contents pages to promoting material currently appearing on its website, listing detailed links to the items. Rolling Stone_sentence_94

On April 19, 2010, the website underwent a redesign and began featuring the complete archives of Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone_sentence_95

The archive was first launched under a for-pay model, but has since transitioned to a free-with-print-subscription model. Rolling Stone_sentence_96

In the spring of 2012, Rolling Stone launched a federated search feature which searches both the website and the archive. Rolling Stone_sentence_97

The website has become an interactive source of biographical information on music artists in addition to historical rankings from the magazine. Rolling Stone_sentence_98

Users can cross-reference lists and they are also provided with historical insights. Rolling Stone_sentence_99

For example, one group that is listed on both Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time is Toots and the Maytals, with biographical details from Rolling Stone that explain how Toots and the Maytals are responsible for coining the term "reggae" in their song "Do the Reggay". Rolling Stone_sentence_100

For biographical information on all artists, the website contains a directory listed alphabetically. Rolling Stone_sentence_101

Glixel Rolling Stone_section_8

In May 2016, Wenner Media announced plans to create a separate online publication dedicated to the coverage of video games and video game culture. Rolling Stone_sentence_102

Gus Wenner, Jann Wenner's son and head of digital for the publication at the time, told The New York Times that "gaming is today what rock 'n' roll was when Rolling Stone was founded". Rolling Stone_sentence_103

Glixel was originally hosted on Rolling Stone's website and transitioned to its own domain by October 2016. Rolling Stone_sentence_104

Stories from Glixel are included on the Rolling Stone website, while writers for Rolling Stone were also able to contribute to Glixel. Rolling Stone_sentence_105

The site was headed by John Davison, and its offices were located in San Francisco. Rolling Stone_sentence_106

Rolling Stone closed down the offices in June 2017 and fired the entire staff, citing the difficulties of working with the remote site from their main New York office. Rolling Stone_sentence_107

Brian Crecente, founder of Kotaku and co-founder of bigger Polygon, was hired as editorial director and runs the site from the main New York office. Rolling Stone_sentence_108

Following the sale of Rolling Stone's assets to Penske Media Corporation, the Glixel content was merged into the routine publishing of Variety, with Crecente remaining as editorial director. Rolling Stone_sentence_109

Restaurant Rolling Stone_section_9

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 in the spring of 2010. Rolling Stone_sentence_110

The expectation was that the restaurant could become the first of a national chain if it was successful. Rolling Stone_sentence_111

As of November 2010, the "soft opening" of the restaurant was planned for December 2010. Rolling Stone_sentence_112

In 2011, the restaurant was open for lunch and dinner as well as a full night club downstairs on the weekends. Rolling Stone_sentence_113

The restaurant closed in February 2013. Rolling Stone_sentence_114

Criticism Rolling Stone_section_10

One major criticism of Rolling Stone involves its generational bias toward the 1960s and 1970s. Rolling Stone_sentence_115

One critic referred to the Rolling Stone list of the "500 Greatest Songs" as an example of "unrepentant rockist fogeyism". Rolling Stone_sentence_116

In further response to this issue, rock critic Jim DeRogatis, a former Rolling Stone editor, published a thorough critique of the magazine's lists in a book called Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics, which featured differing opinions from many younger critics. Rolling Stone_sentence_117

Rolling Stone magazine has been criticized for reconsidering many classic albums that it had previously dismissed, and for frequent use of the 3.5-star rating. Rolling Stone_sentence_118

For example, Led Zeppelin was largely written off by Rolling Stone magazine critics during the band's most active years in the 1970s, but by 2006, a cover story on the band honored them as "the Heaviest Band of All Time". Rolling Stone_sentence_119

A critic for Slate magazine described a conference at which 1984's The Rolling Stone Record Guide was scrutinized. Rolling Stone_sentence_120

As he described it, "The guide virtually ignored hip-hop and ruthlessly panned heavy metal, the two genres that within a few years would dominate the pop charts. Rolling Stone_sentence_121

In an auditorium packed with music journalists, you could detect more than a few anxious titters: How many of us will want our record reviews read back to us 20 years hence?" Rolling Stone_sentence_122

The hiring of former FHM editor Ed Needham further enraged critics who alleged that Rolling Stone had lost its credibility. Rolling Stone_sentence_123

The 2003 "Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time" article, which named only two female musicians, resulted in Venus Zine answering with their own list, entitled "The Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time". Rolling Stone_sentence_124

Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg stated that Rolling Stone had "essentially become the house organ of the Democratic National Committee". Rolling Stone_sentence_125

Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner has made all of his political donations to Democrats. Rolling Stone_sentence_126

Rolling Stone endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the run-up for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Rolling Stone_sentence_127

Rolling Stone's film critic, Peter Travers, has been criticized for his high number of repetitively used blurbs. Rolling Stone_sentence_128

Tsarnaev cover Rolling Stone_section_11

The August 2013 Rolling Stone cover, featuring then-accused (later convicted) 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". Rolling Stone_sentence_129

The online edition of the article was accompanied by a short editorial stating that the story "falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day". Rolling Stone_sentence_130

The controversial cover photograph that was used by Rolling Stone had previously featured on the front page of The New York Times on May 5, 2013. Rolling Stone_sentence_131

In response to the outcry, New England-based CVS Pharmacy and Tedeschi Food Shops banned their stores from carrying the issue. Rolling Stone_sentence_132

Also refusing to sell the issue were Walgreens; Rite-Aid and Kmart; Roche Bros. and Stop & Shop; H-E-B and Walmart; 7-Eleven; Hy-Vee, Rutter's Farm, and United Supermarkets; Cumberland Farms and Market Basket; and Shaw's. Rolling Stone_sentence_133

Boston mayor Thomas Menino sent a letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, calling the cover "ill-conceived, at best ... [it] reaffirms a message that destruction gains fame for killers and their 'causes'." Rolling Stone_sentence_134

Menino also wrote, "To respond to you in anger is to feed into your obvious market strategy", and that Wenner could have written about the survivors or the people who came to help after the bombings instead. Rolling Stone_sentence_135

In conclusion he wrote, "The survivors of the Boston Marathon deserve Rolling Stone cover stories, though I no longer feel that Rolling Stone deserves them." Rolling Stone_sentence_136

UVA false rape story Rolling Stone_section_12

Main article: A Rape on Campus Rolling Stone_sentence_137

In the issue dated November 19, 2014, the story "A Rape on Campus" was run about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia. Rolling Stone_sentence_138

Separate inquiries by Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity accused by Rolling Stone of facilitating the alleged rape, and The Washington Post revealed major errors, omissions and discrepancies in the story. Rolling Stone_sentence_139

Reporter Sabrina Erdely's story was subject to intense media criticism. Rolling Stone_sentence_140

The Washington Post and Boston Herald issued calls for magazine staff involved in the report to be fired. Rolling Stone_sentence_141

Rolling Stone subsequently issued three apologies for the story. Rolling Stone_sentence_142

Some suggested that legal action against the magazine by persons accused of the rape might result. Rolling Stone_sentence_143

On December 5, 2014, Rolling Stone's managing editor, Will Dana, apologized for not fact-checking the story. Rolling Stone_sentence_144

Rolling Stone commissioned an outside investigation of the story and its problems by the dean of the Columbia School of Journalism. Rolling Stone_sentence_145

The report uncovered journalistic failure in the UVA story and institutional problems with reporting at Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone_sentence_146

Rolling Stone retracted the story on April 5, 2015. Rolling Stone_sentence_147

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. Rolling Stone_sentence_148

On May 12, 2015, UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo, chief administrator for handling sexual assault issues at the school, filed a $7.5 million defamation lawsuit in Charlottesville Circuit Court against Rolling Stone and Erdely, claiming damage to her reputation and emotional distress. Rolling Stone_sentence_149

Said the filing, "Rolling Stone and Erdely's highly defamatory and false statements about Dean Eramo were not the result of an innocent mistake. Rolling Stone_sentence_150

They were the result of a wanton journalist who was more concerned with writing an article that fulfilled her preconceived narrative about the victimization of women on American college campuses, and a malicious publisher who was more concerned about selling magazines to boost the economic bottom line for its faltering magazine, than they were about discovering the truth or actual facts." Rolling Stone_sentence_151

On November 4, 2016, after 20 hours of deliberation, a jury consisting of eight women and two men found Rolling Stone, the magazine's publisher and Erdely liable for defaming Eramo. Rolling Stone_sentence_152

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. Rolling Stone_sentence_153

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. Rolling Stone_sentence_154

On November 9, 2015, the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity filed suit for $25 million for damages to its reputation caused by the magazine's publication of this story, "with reckless disregard for the truth". Rolling Stone_sentence_155

In popular culture Rolling Stone_section_13

George Harrison's song "This Guitar" (1975), a lyrical sequel to his Beatles track "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (1968), references the magazine in its second verse: "Learned to get up when I fall / Can even climb Rolling Stone walls". Rolling Stone_sentence_156

The song was written in response to some highly unfavorable reviews from Rolling Stone and other publications for Harrison's 1974 North American tour and the Dark Horse album. Rolling Stone_sentence_157

The 2000 film Almost Famous centers on a teenage journalist writing for the magazine in the early 1970s while covering the fictional band Stillwater. Rolling Stone_sentence_158

The film was directed by Cameron Crowe and based on his own experiences as a young journalist for the magazine in the same time period. Rolling Stone_sentence_159

"The Cover of Rolling Stone" is a song written by Shel Silverstein and first recorded by American rock group Dr. Rolling Stone_sentence_160 Hook & the Medicine Show. Rolling Stone_sentence_161

The song satirizes success in the music business; the song's narrator laments that his band, despite having the superficial attributes of a successful rock star (including drug usage, "teenage groupies, who'll do anything we say", and a frenetic guitar solo), has been unable to "get their pictures on the cover of the Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone_sentence_162

International editions Rolling Stone_section_14

See also Rolling Stone_section_15

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