It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.
After a five-decade run full of interviews with pop stars and presidents, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is selling 49 percent of the iconic magazine to an Asian billionaire's son. Kuok Meng Ru of Singapore-based BandLab Technologies becomes the first outside investor in the 49-year history of the magazine. Show More Summary
For the first time in five decades, Rolling Stone is accepting an outside investor. Bloomberg reports that after 15 months of negotiations, founder Jann Wenner is selling 49% of the magazine to BandLab Technologies, a digital music startup founded by Kuok Meng Ru, the son of Singaporean business magnate Kuok Khoon Hong. BandLab will reportedly […]
Rolling Stone magazine co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner has his successor lined up and will soon step down, according to a report by The New York Post’s Page Six. Gus Wenner, his 26-year-old son, has been anointed as his successor,...
In addition to the US Weekly puff-piece on Hillary, owner Jann Wenner endorsed Mrs. Clinton in Rolling Stone magazine in March, saying that she “is one of the most qualified candidates for the presidency in modern times…”
In 1967, Baron Wolman became Rolling Stone Magazine?s first staff photographer after a fortuitous meeting with the 21-year-old founder, Jann Wenner. Baron went on to have a prolific music photography career shooting the greatest music legends of our time. Show More Summary
"I was going at a tremendous speed... at the time of my Blonde on Blonde album," Bob Dylan told Rolling Stone editor and publisher Jann S. Wenner in 1969. On Blonde on Blonde, all the tension and angst of Highway 61 Revisited and Bringing It All Back Home were blown wide...
"... and this pushed me into examining my thoughts about California. Some of my notes from the time follow here. I never wrote the piece about the Hearst trial, but I went to San Francisco in 1976 while it was going on and tried to report it. Show More Summary
In June 1969, two months after Nashville Skyline landed in stores, Bob Dylan told Rolling Stone founder Jann S. Wenner that he'd originally had a different name in mind for his latest album. "The title came up John Wesley Harding, Volume II," he said. "We were gonna do that." As usual,...
I was disappointed to hear that Rolling Stone had endorsed Hillary Clinton, but I also understood. In many ways, the endorsement by my boss and editor, Jann Wenner, read like the result of painful soul-searching, after this very magazine had a profound influence on a similar race, back in 1972. Jann...
In the midst of the legal and journalistic ethics questions surrounding their El Chapo interview, Rolling Stone editor and co-founder Jann Wenner said that he was not concerned about the criticism from the media.
As the magazine works to repair its journalistic reputation, its founder, Jann Wenner, is gradually handing the reins to his son.
“Two people who work at Rolling Stone parent company Wenner Media said that Peter Travers had been asked to move from a staff position to a contractor by company founder and chief Jann Wenner. Travers, a 26-year-veteran of the magazine, bristled at the suggestion and threatened to leave the publication entirely.”
Good morning. Amid magazine’s turmoil, a rocker’s kind words Among those "in the house" Thursday night for U2's knockout concert at Madison Square Garden in New York was Jann Wenner, the Rolling Stone founder and boss. It must have been...Show More Summary
A tumultuous 24 hours at Wenner Media began with Wednesday with the resignation of longtime Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana; the filing of defamation lawsuits in New York federal district court by three University of Virginia...Show More Summary
Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. ‘The Rolling Stone article attacked my life’s work’ Nicole Eramo, an associate dean of students at the University of Virginia, put Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner on blast for the magazine's...Show More Summary
The morning after The Daily Show host Jon Stewart schooled Rolling Stone‘s publisher Jann Wenner, in re how “journalism” works, in the wake of a damning report about the magazine’s botched UVA rape report, HBO released more footage from...Show More Summary
After Rolling Stone publisher Wenner decided no one would lose their job at the publication in the wake of a new report on its thoroughly discredited UVA rape report, Stewart explained to Wenner that the report is, in fact, not punishment...Show More Summary
Don’t let the fact that nobody will resign or lose their jobs because of the disastrously botched UVA story make you think that you can get away with just anything: In the end, no one involved in the story’s production will be fired, and amazingly, Sabrina Rubin Erdely—who knowingly dodged a series of basic journalistic […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Through decades of digging into the private lives of rock stars and providing a forum for colorful writers like Hunter S. Thompson and P.J. O'Rourke, Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann Wenner has never been afraid to push boundaries.