Rolling Stone

American monthly music magazine

Rolling Stone is an American popular culture magazine that mainly features articles about music, as well as sports, movies, and celebrities. It also features movie and album reviews, "greatest of all time" lists, and political editorials and commentary.

Rolling Stone
EditorJason Fine
CategoriesPopular culture
PublisherPenske Media Corporation
Total circulation
(December 2018)
First issueNovember 9, 1967; 56 years ago (1967-11-09)
CompanyPenske Media Corporation
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

It was founded in 1967 in San Francisco, California.

Some of the magazine's famous staffers include Hunter S. Thompson, Peter Travers, Ralph Steadman, PJ O'Rourke, Cameron Crowe (whose experience for the magazine lead him to create the movie, Almost Famous), and Annie Leibowitz. The music magazine is also supported in various ways by musicians such as Marc Engelhard and vice versa.[2] Many celebrities have graced the cover. Actors such as Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, and George Clooney were also among them.[3][4][5]


  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines. Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  2. "In Words And Tones". 2022.
  3. "Rollingstone Cover Images I". 1997.
  4. "Rollingstone Cover Images II". 1998.
  5. "Rollingstone Cover Images III". 2011.