Rolling Stone for sale

Jann Wenner will den Rolling Stone verkaufen, die allgemeine Lage am Print-Markt und der Reputations-Verlust durch die Fake-Rape-Story haben dem Stone wohl am Ende den Garaus gemacht.

the sale of Rolling Stone would be Jann Wenner’s denouement, capping his unlikely rise from dope-smoking Berkeley dropout to silver-haired media mogul. An admirer of John Lennon and publishing mavens like William Randolph Hearst, Mr. Wenner — who invested $7,500 of borrowed money to start Rolling Stone along with his mentor, Ralph J. Gleason — was at turns idealist and desperado, crafting his magazine into a guide for the counterculture epoch while also gallivanting with superstars. He once boasted that he had turned down a $500 million offer for Rolling Stone, more than he could ever dream of getting for the magazine today. […]

Though he said he still cared deeply about Rolling Stone, Mr. Wenner has placed the magazine’s fate firmly in Gus’s hands, and he appears content to let someone else determine its path forward. “I think it’s time for young people to run it,” he said.

Ich habe den Stone viele Jahre lang nach meiner Techno-Zeit gelesen, auch um die ganzen Details um Bands und Künstler aus Grunge und Rock aufzuschnappen, die ich in den Jahren zuvor verpasst hatte. Aber man kann wohl nur soundsolange mit „Die besten 50 Alben aller Zeiten“-Specials und Matt Taibis paarmonatliche Artikel überleben und jetzt wird er eben verkauft. Tja.