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Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone magazine logo
Categories Popular culture
Publisher Jann Wenner
Total circulation
(2014)
1,468,263
Founder Jann Wenner
Ralph J. Gleason
First issue November 9, 1967; 51 years ago (1967-11-09)
Company Penske Media Corporation (51%)
BandLab Technologies (49%)
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content.

Rolling Stone Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint. Straight Arrow Press was the magazine's associated book publishing imprint, Straight Arrow Publishing Co., Inc. was the publishing company that published the Rolling Stone.


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