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In the late 1960s, the biweekly Rolling Stone magazine joined a cohort of publications founded on strong ties to the American counterculture and with a mission to write about the music with which it was associated. Nearly half a century later, Rolling Stone is a widely circulated magazine and a mainstay of newsstands in the United States and abroad. The founder Jann S. Wenner, who led the magazine throughout its transition from the countercultural margins to the pop culture mainstream, remains the editor and publisher of Rolling Stone, as well as president and chairman of Wenner Media LLC. Along with its enduring commercial success, the magazine has long been known for its political reporting, its iconic cover images, its interviews with musicians and celebrities, and ...

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