Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone
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Cover of Rolling Stone #1348 dated February 2021, featuring Dua Lipa.
EditorJason Fine
CategoriesPopular culture
PublisherPenske Media Corporation
Total circulation
(December 2018)
700,622[1]
Founder
First issueNovember 9, 1967 (1967-11-09)
CompanyPenske Media Corporation
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
LanguageEnglish
Websiterollingstone.com
ISSN0035-791X

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on music, politics, and popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by Jann Wenner, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its coverage of rock music and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. 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.[2] It has since returned to its traditional mix of content, including music, entertainment, and politics.

The first magazine was released in 1967 and featured John Lennon on the cover and was published every two weeks. It is known for provocative photography and its cover photos, featuring musicians, politicians, athletes, and actors. In addition to its print version in the United States, it publishes content through Rollingstone.com and numerous international editions.

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.

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