The 50 year-old magazine is best known for covering music and pop culture, yet in addition highlights political reporting and editorial.
Author Jan Wenner began the magazine in San Francisco in 1967 with music pundit Ralph Gleason.
It has stayed under the control of his organization, Wenner Media, from that point forward.
Moving Stone has been an installation of music analysis and US political life for a considerable length of time.
Be that as it may, it is additionally outstanding for its notorious title pages, which were for a long time a definitive image of a music demonstration’s prosperity and pertinence.
Artists extending from the Doors’ Jim Morrison to Madonna and Lady Gaga have graced the cover, yet so have presidents, on-screen characters and even Popes.
Maybe the most acclaimed was Annie Leibowitz’s photograph of Beatles lead artist John Lennon nestled into alongside his completely dressed spouse, the performer and craftsman Yoko Ono.
To some extent, the cover ended up plainly well known on the grounds that John Lennon was killed hours after the photo was taken.
The magazine likewise sustained an era of understood music commentators, for example, Lester Bangs, and social and political journalists, for example, Tom Wolfe, Hunter S Thompson and PJ O’Rourke.
Nonetheless, its notoriety for solid news coverage endured a blow after it distributed a false story in 2014 around an asserted assault on grounds at the University of Virginia,
It withdrew the story in 2015, and paid out a slander settlement.
As of late, the magazine has been confronting a harder business condition, as the whole distributing industry adjusts to an all the more carefully drew in readership.
Be that as it may, the organization said Rolling Stone still achieved 60 million perusers a month and its advanced and web-based social networking impression was developing quickly.
Wenner Media said it was investigating “vital alternatives” in an exertion “to best position the brand for future development”.
The organization has effectively sold off its different titles Us Weekly and Men’s Journal to American Media, the distributer of the National Enquirer.
“We have made incredible steps changing Rolling Stone into a multi-stage organization, and we are excited to locate the comfortable expand on our solid establishment,” said Wenner’s leader and head working officer Gus Wenner in an announcement.
The announcement did not state if the organization was at that point in converses with potential purchasers.
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