Rolling Stone magazine up for sale

September 19, 2017
Source: BBC
Rolling Stone magazine up for sale

The publisher of Rolling Stone has announced it has put its controlling stake in the magazine up for sale.

The 50 year-old magazine is best known for covering music and popular culture, but also features political journalism and commentary.

Founder Jan Wenner started the magazine in San Francisco in 1967 with music critic Ralph Gleason.

It has remained under the control of his company, Wenner Media, since then.

Rolling Stone has been a fixture of music commentary and US political life for decades.

But it is also well known for its iconic front covers, which were for many years the ultimate symbol of a music act's success and relevance.

Musicians ranging from the Doors' Jim Morrison to Madonna and Lady Gaga have graced the cover, but so have presidents, actors and even Popes.