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Jann Wenner

Jann Simon Wenner (born January 7, 1946) is the co-founder and publisher of the music and politics biweekly Rolling Stone, as well as the owner of Men's Journal and Us Weekly magazines.

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Two bits from Hagan’s Jann Wenner bio:. Joe Eszterhas is cited for endlessly making up facts for his pieces and pla…
Hunter S. Thompson, Jann Wenner and their advent in Rolling Stone Magazine.
Hagan's book on Jann Wenner and the 2-part HBO documentary next week on Rolling Stone's 50 years may differ (the...
People who are in that movie: Dwight from The Office, Jay Baruchel, Jann Wenner, Jimmy Fallon
Sticky Fingers: Life and Times of Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone Magazine. Jann Wenner has called the version flawed.
Great read for any Rolling Stone Magazine fans "Sticky Fingers: The life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling...
WORLD: hey, want to read this biography of Jann Wenner. ME: eh. WORLD: Jann is not on speaking terms with his biographer…
'Rolling Stone' founder Jann Wenner is reportedly no longer speaking with his biographer
I love work and can't wait for this book.
Jann Wenner's biographer sent him the book & a note: “I hope you like it.” Rolling Stone's founder did not like it.
Jann Wenner obviously doesn’t like the book. But if it a good biography, I probably will read it.
Jann Wenner and his biographer have a falling out over a book on the Rolling Stones magazine
Guys, my little Tom Wolfe has been activated. What a story.
Was excited for Wenner biography, now am even more so.
Fine publicity for a biography: the subject promotes it. Better publicity for a biography: the subject disowns it.
In other words, it's gonna be pretty good!
This Jann Wenner biography story is crazy (good) h/t
This makes me very excited to read your book,
bombshell bio of by releases on Tues. Story behind the story
“Being *** gave me a finer appreciation of the sexuality of the guys up there." — Jann Wenner
It Was 50 Years Ago Today - First issue of Rolling Stone, brainchild of Jann Wenner, rolled of the press at 5:30 pm. Cover date…
Jann Wenner and his biographer are no longer on speaking terms, because Wenner doesn't like the book
The journalist and the journalist: Jann Wenner has stopped speaking with his biographer, Joe Hagan.
Jann Wenner, the man behind Rolling Stone, does like the biography he helped make happen
A note of love to the Rush-hating, Bryan Ferry fellating Jann Wenner: Mind the door *** interface on your way out.
That the one he did with Jann Wenner? Think I've got that somewhere
The magazine’s founder, Jann Wenner, says the publication’s gun control push began following the assassination of...
Because Jann Wenner thinks popular music peaked in 1967
So-called rock hall is a joke, always has been. jann wenner's little club
Perhaps Jann Wenner doesn't want a guy with the lyrics "I put you in a stranglehold bab…
This explains why Jann Wenner blocked from the r&r hall of fame; Ted doesnt hate America enough.
...but call it for real - Nugent and Jann Wenner have hated each other since the Earth cooled...
Listen to to find out how Jann Wenner built a publishing empire in the 1960s with
Of all the troubles in toe world, I'll be distracting myself with my aren't the B-52s in the Jann Wenner must be overthrown
"There is an enemy but it's not Hubert Humphrey. And this, in a nutshell, is the New Left" - Jann Wenner
Jann Wenner says he's suffered as much as the dean his magazine libeled. That's just disgusting. .
And for Jann Wenner, the hits just keep coming:
This Bob Dylan interview by Jann Wenner in 1969 is epic.
Jann Wenner to Sell 49% of Rolling Stone to Singapore company...
Jann Wenner sells 49% of Rolling Stone to Singapore's BandLab, first outside investor in half a century
I don't believe that there's such a thing as objectivity in much of journalism, but I think t
4 of 5 stars to Lennon Remembers by Jann S. Wenner
Jann Wenner's Rolling Stone published one of the most important articles on CFS by Hillary Johnson.
It's a daily miracle to see a child grow and develop all the senses and language and speech and
I like that you are the Jann Wenner of Notre Dame publications
Here's something I didnt know. Jann Wenner fired Lester Bangs for "disrespecting musicians" after a particularly harsh review of Canned Heat
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Celebrate Jann Wenner, one of the most powerful *** men in the world.
Jann Wenner is one of the most powerful *** men in America. Here is his song.
Jann Wenner and I would like to wish you a happy Labor Day.
Magazines that depend on photography, and design, and long reads, and quality stuff, are goi
Here's the true Keltner Questions for the Rock Hall: (1) Does Jann Wenner want them in? (That's it.)
I have more fun hanging out with my friends who are musicians and rock stars. You know polit
There's a level of immaturity to people who just can't clean up after themselves.
Rolling Stone isn't really the corporate media. It's owned by Jann Wenner and he just doesn't agree
would love to see homeless Jann Wenner sleeping on a sofa in downtown SF
The Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not the true RnR HoF. Jon Landau & Jann Wenner are morons. Not RnR: Rap, LA soft rock, prog rock
It's all Jann Wenner's fault. He's the Sepp Blatter of the music world.
In my next life, I want to be Jann Wenner.
Jann Wenner is right. OK to support Sanders, not OK to channel right-wing smears
. . . and happy birthday to Rand Paul, Jeremy Renner, Alfonso Soriano, John Thune, Jann Wenner
Michael Douglas imagines a safer world - -
This is trivial, and not related to anything going on. But are you allowed to mock Jann Wenner for being in the movie Perfect?
It doesn't count because all of the copies were bought by Jann Wenner to build his house out of.
Remember when put a fawning pic of Boston bomber on its cover, because Jann Wenner thought he was hot? Scumbags.
"Finally we took over the studio," John Lennon told Rolling Stone's Jann S. Wenner in 1970. "In the early days,...
I LOVE this Video because of RUSH! 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Jann Wenner via
I get stuff like Bob Dylan and James Taylor because Jann Wenner's brain is constantly 30 years behind everyone else, but Drones?
Jann Wenner: "Who are you calling nobody. They're literally all I listen to."
Going to start a Jann Wenner parody account of hyperbolic raves for artists no one cared about in years and sounding confused by new music.
How many refugees is Jann Wenner taking in? He probably wants them to be housed at a UVA frat house...LOL
.the RARE time Jann Wenner is not completely useless ;)
Interesting article. is mentioned at the end, again as a band that should be inducted as a 'great'
Los Lobos, Chaka Khan, and Janet Jackson are 2016 RRHOF nominees. What a joke Jann Wenner is. & The Cars deserve it
Yeah Jann Wenner has cast his vote because he doesn't like them.
Yes finally gets a nom lol. The anti prog rock bias of Jann Wenner and his ilk is sad
Unfortunately the corruption is very real and Jann Wenner is the ring leader!
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Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is gradually handing over the operation to his 25-year-old son Gus. Best of Luck!
.Well, as pointed out, at least SOME of it is shadowy...
TBH, at least it wasn't Jann Wenner.
Jann Wenner is a real weiner for letting Steve Miller into the Rock Hall and not Jeff Lynne.
If actually had shouting match w/ Jann Wenner would be first tough critical stand he's taken in years: htt…
There's also suspicion/possibility of Rolling Stone mag/Jann Wenner being tied to CIA as intel disinfo outlet.
Erik Wemple: Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is in complete denial - Tulsa World
Wonder how long it will be before Phi Kappa Psi sets up its newest chapter in Jann Wenner's old house
Jann Wenner blames source, not writer or editors for Rolling Stone's botched rape story. My take on .
Jann Wenner, *** Jagger, Ahmet Ertegun above the fold of the local daily this morning
These People are Outraged at Beck's Album of the Year Grammy
Please cover and the Rolling Stone interview of Clinton Eastwood!
On page 97 of 174 of Lennon Remembers, by Jann S. Wenner
Bob Dylan & Jann Wenner at Grand Opening of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, 1995
You need to understand Jann Wenner is *** so non-homosexuals like are underrated by
ranking ahead of is not really surprising since Jann Wenner is *** and left his wife for a man.
Same rag that gave Jagger's Goddess in the Doorway a 5star review, because Jann Wenner hoped he'd get laid
Ahmet Ertegun & Jann Wenner at The 19th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show
Lola’s Life: Rocking Out and Always Writing by Jann Wenner for Rolling Stone.
Think about this for a moment: Rikishi is in the WWE Hall of Fame and Demolition is not. Is Jann Wenner in charge?
If Yoko had been on it they'd love it. I'm convinced she has pics of Jann Wenner with a goat or something.
Arguing over award shows is silly but if you're repeating the "Beyonce had 17 producers!" line you might literally be Jann Wenner.
John's interview with Jann Wenner of on airs tonight! KQED San Francisco, and WNJN 50 Phi…
"Telephone Repairman" by Joseph Millar. It’s the birthday of Jann Wenner, Nicholson Baker and Zora Neale Hurston...
Oh man, Jann Wenner's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame TM is of the suck as much as his magazine: 2015 inductees...
Charles M. Young dies at 63. Introduced punk rock to pages of Rolling Stone, attacked Jann Wenner with horsewhip.
well played, Dad. Love Jann Wenner’s Gonzo, all quotes from those who knew him
Jann S. Wenner and Hunter S. Thompson at a Rolling Stone party held for the Jimmy Carter campaign staff. NYC, 1976. htt…
Jann Wenner hates trees and kills them whenever he can
As Jann Wenner knows, promoting your son to lead a newsroom is always great for morale.
this is just Jann Wenner's way at getting back at Cleveland having the rock hall. He's a ***
Tbh am I the only one that can't stand Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone Magazine & the joke they call the RRHOF?
You're allowed Bernie Leadon and later, Timothy B. Schmitt breaks. That is all. I was surprised that Jann Wenner never appears
The most powerful words I have ever heard issuing forth from the mouth, heart and soul of a United States President...was when I stood front and center and not 20 yards away from William Jefferson Clinton as he delivered his first inaugural address on the Capitol Steps in January of 1993. I was closer to him than Mary Travers, Sally Field, Jann Wenner and even Jack Nicholson. His words were so simple and yet so true. "There is nothing wrong with the United States of America, that cannot be fixed by what is right with the United States of America!" He may have lied about having sex..."with that woman." He may have lied about inhaling marijuana. But on this day...and in front of the entire world, our 42nd President spoke the truth. And I, for one, still believe!
While taking shots at Jann Wenner, Patti Smith and others, Stanley reaffirms his speech at the Rock Hall induction ceremony, calls into question the motives of the institution, and clarifies that it was Gene Simmons, not him, who said those 'borderline racist' comments.
Buy the ticket, take the ride," was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it largely defined both his work and his life. This full-blooded collection of his finest work for Rolling Stone showcases his roller-coaster career at the magazine that was his literary home. Jann Wenner, the gonzo journalist's friend and editor for nearly 35 years, assembles articles from Thompson's infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 to his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between, Thompson dices out the 1972 presidential campaign (a miracle of journalism under pressure); spills plenty of ink over Richard Nixon, his bête noire; and encounters Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl. Here too is a lengthy excerpt from his renowned masterpiece Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and selected correspondence between Wenner and Thompson flows throughout the book. "Thompson should be recognized for contributing some of the clearest, most bracing and fearless analysis of the p ...
The day Jann Wenner has been dreading for 15 years is here!!! KISS is getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!
Skeptical of "unauthorized" but otherwise v intrigued! | Jann Wenner biography in the works via
Knopf buys Jann Wenner unauthorized bio by for $2m Will pub by 50th b-day
Can someone give Jann Wenner a well-being check because we're not exactly sure how he let his guard down long enough to allow KISS to be inducted into his mausoleum to the spirit of Woodstock aka the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The OED should now include as a definition of "vindication," the following: Rush playing "The Spirit of Radio," especially the two middle stanzas, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony while Jann Wenner watches helplessly.
. And Bono Vox needn't take my insults personal .. Nor Jann Wenner - who launched Rolling Bone in my city... Exploiting my culture..
Rolling Stone is a magazine published every two weeks that focuses on politics and popular culture. In 1967, Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco, California, by Jann Wenner – who is still the magazine's chief editor – and music critic, Ralph J. Gleason. Rolling Stone was known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by the enigmatic and controversial gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. This led to criticism that the magazine was emphasizing style over substance.[2] In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories. It also has expanded content to include coverage of financial and banking issues. As a result, the magazine has seen its circulation increase and its reporters invited as experts to network television programs of note.[3]
CHAPTER 18: BANDS THAT ARE NOT IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always had a measure of controversy (Cleveland?). There have been questions about some of the members of the nominating group and their agenda (writers from Rolling Stone), charges of vote tampering, charging bands exorbitant amounts of money to attend their own inductions ($25,000 for a table? Is this true?), charges of certain types of music being ignored by the organization, and questions about where the annual induction ceremonies are held. This list is comprised of bands that have been snubbed by the organization, for whatever reasons. I started with the least unbelievable and ended with the ones that I thought should be obvious choices. 10. The Monkees- I know all the arguments against them; they didn’t write their own songs (untrue after 1967, although they still used other writers), they didn’t play their own songs (untrue by 1967), and they were no-talent hacks (in 1967 they outsold the Beatles ...
Will Smith's really annoying family, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Edward Snowden and Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner are also on the list. featured in NBC s Science of Love
November 25, 2013 'You Thieving Pile of Albino Warts' Hunter S. Thompson's letters reveal a voice like no other, commenting on a stomping mad epoch. Related Link Featured Author: Hunter S. Thompson By CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY FEAR AND LOATHING IN AMERICA The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976. By Hunter S. Thompson. Edited by Douglas Brinkley. Illustrated. 756 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $30. t's been a weird night,'' Hunter S. Thompson wrote the CBS News correspondent Hughes Rudd one morning in 1973 as dawn broke over Owl Farm, his ''fortified compound'' in Woody Creek, Colo., ''and I've been dealing with a head full of something rumored to be LSD-25 for the past six hours, but on the evidence I suspect it was mainly that PCP animal tranq, laced with enough speed to KEEP the arms & legs moving. The brain is another question, I think, but I keep hoping we'll have it under control before long.'' A great many of the letters in this, the second volume of a projected trilogy of the letters of th ...
Between Jann Wenner, Zack Snyder, Obama, The Smiths and Miley this is best Least Influential People list yet
AN ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS, MARVELLOUS COMMENCEMENT SPEECH BY ROBERT KRULWICH. DO READ. So, ladies and gentlemen of the Class of 2011 –today you’re on the brink, about to cross over…. Last week, you had projects and deadlines and meetings and not a second to spare… And next week? Well, for many of you next week will be luxuriously relaxed with just a touch, or for some of you maybe more than a touch of ”Uh Oh” because your tomorrows may be looking just a bit too relaxed, just a little bit too “I don’t know what’s next-ish” than you’d like and that’s what I want to talk about today. I want to talk to you about your tomorrows in journalism…. It is, I know, hard to find a job. I’m guessing you look at the world of newspapers and magazines and broadcasters and webcasters and Huffposts and Daily Beasts and sometimes the whole bunch of ‘em feel like the City of Troy – you know, this high walled, Fortress of Journalism, occupied by people who somehow got in before you did and now th ...
Love this letter *** Jagger sent to Rolling Stone mag founder Jann Wenner back in 1981:
Rolling Stone is not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces. ~ Jann Wenner, Editor, the first edition
Fear and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Main article The book for which Thompson gained most of his fame had its genesis during the research for Strange Rumblings in Aztlan, an exposé for Rolling Stone on the 1970 killing of the Mexican-American television journalist Rubén Salazar. Salazar had been shot in the head at close range with a tear gas canister fired by officers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War. One of Thompson's sources for the story was Oscar Zeta Acosta, a prominent Mexican-American activist and attorney. Finding it difficult to talk in the racially tense atmosphere of Los Angeles, Thompson and Acosta decided to travel to Las Vegas, and take advantage of an assignment by Sports Illustrated to write a 250-word photograph caption on the Mint 400 motorcycle race held there. What was to be a short caption quickly grew into something else entirely. Thompson first submitted to Sports Illustrated a manuscript of 2,5 ...
I feel kind of bad for Roy Bittan and Jann Wenner, who are the guys in question here: (old news for most of you)
Jann Wenner gives bomber the Jim Morrison position. Oliver Stone to direct?
Overshadowed by James Gandolfini's passing, we lost one of the great music writers this week. The Life and Times of Chet Flippo Journalist's Friends Remember His Integrity and Insight June 19, 2013; Written by Staff Chet Flippo Chet Flippo "Chet Flippo was an insightful, kindhearted soul in a cutthroat business," Kinky Friedman said Wednesday (June 19) following the death of his longtime friend. Flippo, who has served as CMT and's editorial director since 2001, died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness at age 69. At Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1970s, Flippo gained a national reputation as a country music authority and contributed liner notes to landmark albums such as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken and also Wanted! The Outlaws featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser. Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner recalled that Flippo's first assignment for the magazine was in 1970 to cover Janis Joplin's high school reunion in ...
Group shot with Jann Wenner at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Just read that Jann Wenner (founder of Rolling Stone) 'suggested' that Neil Peart adjust his tempo, TWICE, at HOF ceremony??
Rolling Stone owner Jann Wenner has a knack for picking talent. So we're sure his online staff will give a hearty welcome to their new boss: Jann Wenner's fresh-out-of-college kid.
Jann Wenner's son figured out that all he had to do was say "Robbie Robertson seems cool" to get his father's attention/magazine.
Anyone who has appreciated Rush & followed Jann Wenner's classless crusade against them has got to watch Alex Lifeson's speech at R & R HOF.
I'll do some research on who's attention we need from the RR HOF ( ie Jann Wenner) and then we can go from there.
Thursday Rush should have a new song to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony titled "SUCK IT JANN WENNER".
Today's Dylan quote, from Jann Wenner's interview from 2007. Wenner: "Modern Times" is not lighthearted. It seems not distant from "Highway 61" or earlier records where you describe a difficult situation in the country, but nothing in this record indicates anything has gotten better – indeed it's gotten worse. Dylan: Well, America's a different place than it was when those other records where you describe a different situation were made. It was more like Europe used to be, where every different territory was different – every county was different , every state was different. A different culture, different architecture, different food. You could go a hundred miles in the States, and it would be like going from Stalingrad to Paris or something, It's just not that way anymore. It's all homogenized. People wear the same clothes, eat the same food, think the same things. Commentary: This is very interesting, I think. What it really says, is that Europe has become more like USA, more homogenized. While the ...
Rolling Stone recently released a massive Bob Dylan issue, with lists, facts, bla-bla-bla, but also all the interviews Dylan's given to the magazine through the years. As your guide through the tumultuous culture of our time, I will comfort you with some semblance of stability by daily, chosen quotes from Rolling Stone's Dylan interviews, from the one in 1969 by Jann Wenner, all the way to and including the 2012 interview by Mikal Gilmore. Thus, from 1969: Wenner: I'm sure you read the reviews of "Nashville Skyline". Everybody remarks on the change of your singing style. Dylan: When I stopped smoking, my voice changed ... so drastically. I couldn't believe it myself. I tell you, you stop smoking those cigarettes and you'll be able to sing like Caruso. Comment: I can verify this. I used to smoke cigarettes to and fro, but ended this filthy habit in 2005, when my beloved sister Suzy was ill with cancer. (Had my last cigarette in a bar in a harbor in the Virgin Islands.) Since then my voice has improved mark ...
Beyond ridiculous the Hall of Fame doesn't have Rory or SRV.saw Heart is being inducted..???
I'm scared. I'm home and I'm waiting to hear that Paul Williams has arrived at the hospital okay and that he is being helped.
so, what question would you like to ask the Goldster? play nice...
Over the last couple years, acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz has partnered with Disney to create stunningly colorful pictures of celebrities posing as Disney characters from classic animated Disney films.
“Now is Jann Wenner of our discontent.” Lol! You just made me smile. Thank you.
Now is Jann Wenner of our discontent.
"We will never turn into a magazine that resorts to cheesy countdown lists. Like People."-Jann Wenner 1978 (probably)
Just want to say that our long-standing feud w/Jann Wenner is over & we're all playing tennis together on Monday.
Just want to point out that my long-standing feud with Jann Wenner has been resolved and we are playing tennis together on Monday.
Jann Wenner gets tired of another one and Eric Bates is shown the door at Rolling Stone after a decade:
I changed my background cover for my friend Tim Rhodes who, despite his wit, wisdom and intelligence, doesn't think our beloved KISS has any talent. Oh, Tim. Rock ISN'T comprised of Def Leppard or Guns N' Roses...
this is when his personal friendship with Jann Wenner pays off..
Bob Marley was the Third World's first pop superstar. He was the man who introduced the world to the mystic power of reggae. He was a true rocker at heart, and as a songwriter, he brought the lyrical force of Bob Dylan, the personal charisma of John Lennon, and the essential vocal stylings of Smokey Robinson into one voice. — Jann Wenner, at Marley's 1994 posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! WHAT WOULD A John Lennon INSPIRED TRIBUTE TO MARLEY SOUND LIKE?
Matt Taibbi is The Worst.just a baby boomer-generated wet dream incubated in Jann Wenner 's loose farts.
Jann Wenner accepts award Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions 2004
Today's celebrity birthdays! Jan. 7: Country singer Jack Greene is 83. Keyboardist Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders is 75. "Rolling Stone" publisher Jann Wenner is 67. Singer Kenny Loggins is 65. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 64. Actress Erin Gray ("Silver Spoons," 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century") is 63. Actor David Caruso is 57. TV personality Katie Couric is 56. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 54. Bassist Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's is 54. Actress Hallie Todd ("Lizzie McGuire") is 51. Actor Nicolas Cage is 49. Singer John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting is 48. Actor-rapper Doug E. Doug is 44. Actor Kevin Rahm ("Judging Amy") is 43. Country singer John Rich of Big and Rich is 39. Actor Dustin Diamond ("Saved by the Bell") is 36. Actress Lauren Cohen ("The Walking Dead") is 31. Actor Liam Aiken ("Lemony Snicket") is 23.
The only proof he needed for the existence of god was music. Kurt Vonnegut, 2006 January 7 Birthdays Nicolas Cage turns 49 David Caruso turns 57 Jeremy Renner turns 42 Bipasha Basu turns 34 Katie Couric turns 56 Haley Bennett turns 25 Butterfly McQueen (1911 - 1995) Kenny Loggins turns 65 Charles Addams (1912 - 1988) Alfonso Soriano turns 37 David Yost turns 44 Millard Fillmore (1800 - 1874) Thomas Henry Ismay (1837 - 1899) Lewis Hamilton turns 28 Dustin Diamond turns 36 Jean Pierre Rampal (1922 - 2000) William Peter Blatty turns 85 Jann Wenner turns 67 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (1966 - 1999) Todd Day turns 43 Donald Brashear turns 41 Natalie Gulbis turns 30 Jim Gaffigan turns 47 Terry Moore turns 84 Robert Sheehan turns 25 Erin Gray turns 63 Lyndsy Fonseca turns 26 Clint Mansell turns 50 Blueivy Carter turns 1 Johnny Mize (1913 - 1993) Alvin Dark turns 91 Rand Paul turns 50 John Thune turns 52 Eden Hazzard turns 22 Jon Lester turns 29 Francisco Rodriguez turns 31 Ivan L Moody turns 33 Jack Cust turns 34 J ...
In 1969, Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner credited Cream with being the first supergroup. Others believe that this title belongs to Crosby, Stills, and Nash. What's your take?
The man who backed Hunter S. Thompson's writing career, Jann Wenner, now praises our very own Claire Hollander!
Also This Day in History -- Dec 24 1954 – Although his manager later claimed that Johnny Ace inadvertently died in a game of Russian roulette tonight, the R&B great actually performed a gig at Port Arthur, Texas. The fatality occurred the next day in Houston. 1960 – The Philadelphia Orphan’s Court tells hit-maker Chubby Checker that his allowance will be raised from $150 to $200. Checker, only 19, is still a ward of the court, despite having a huge hit with “The Twist.” 1961 – No. 1 in the American singles chart today is “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by the Tokens. 1963 – The Beatles kick off their first series of London Christmas concerts at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park 1964 – The Beatles begin a second annual series of Christmas concerts at London’s Hammersmith Odeon 1968 – Led Zeppelin leave Britain to start their first American tour. 1970 – In today’s Rolling Stone is the first part of an off-the-cuff interview with John Lennon by Jann Wenner. 1972 – Police stop a conc ...
"Rolling Stone was created so Jann Wenner could meet John Lennon. It still exists so Jann can ski with John Mellencamp." -- Chuck Klosterman
From a recent interview with Chuck Klosterman: KF: If you had one album to convince Jann Wenner of KISS' brilliance, would you pick "The Elder." CK: Why would I possibly aspire to do this? I don't care what Jann Wenner thinks about KISS. Look - there are some really smart people who work at Rolling Stone. But that magazine was created so that Jann Wenner could meet John Lennon, and it continues to exist so that Jann Wenner can go skiing with John Mellencamp.
"She looked like Keith Richards when she came back."--Jann Wenner on Annie's return from a Rolling Stones tour.
How will you live the 9th of November??? November 9th is the 313th day of the year.There are 52 days remaining until the end of the year... 9th November, 1989 : East Germany opened its borders today, allowing its citizens to freely cross into the West for the first time since the Berlin Wall was built in 1961. 9th November, 1985 : A special “black tie dinner” and Gala is planned. The guests of honor of this spectacular social event were Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales. 9th November, 1967 : First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine founded by Jann Wenner about music, popular culture and politics is published. 9th November, 1960: Senator John F Kennedy wins the election for the president of the United States... 9th November, 1921 : Albert Einstein receives the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect" ... 9th November, 2010; Qantas, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Air France and seven other carriers w ...
Getting excited to photograph Annie Leibovitz again this week with Rolling Stone Magazine founder Jann Wenner. It's going to be fun.
Annie Liebovitz is going to be returning to the Wexner Center with Rolling Stone Magazine founder Jann Wenner. Guess who's going to be photographing them?
Just bought tickets to attend a conversation with Annie Leibovitz! And as a bonus, Jann Wenner (founder of Rolling Stone Magazine) will be there. So excited!!!
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Reading my new Rolling Stone aka the anti-Romney propaganda machine. I find it amazing that on matters of ACTUAL PRESIDENTIAL IMPORTANCE, RS founder Jann Wenner wrote a desperate and pleading 2009 house editorial wondering why Obama was so incompetent regarding the BP oil disaster. Then they had at least one big article a couple years back about how he COMPLETELY lied about his medical marijuana policy and was making the most arrests and drug busts of ANY president, EVER. Add in their early expressed frustratiions over his failure to follow his own Guantanamo Bay policy and the fact that he surged in Afghanistan and wouldn't effect a pullout there faster than 2014. ALL MAJOR ISSUES TO THE LEFT. But when election year came around, all was forgiven with NO explanation from Jann or anyone below him, Obama was back flashing his pearly whites on the cover as the magazine endorsed him and EVERY *** ISSUE has an attack on Mitt Romney's personal finances or religion. Yet how DARE we wonder about Obama's college ...
Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone founder, interviews Pete Townsend, from The Who re his new autobiography
Dylan makes fun of Global Warming to Jann Wenner's fat face in their last interview. Some lib...
Gotsta go. Laughing so hard gettin' stomach cramps. At Mother Teresa's urging, I love you & Jann Wenner.
jann wenner hates black people. and ME
2008 Obama interview with Jann Wenner. Romney couldn't do it & make any sense.He is too abnormal.BO was great.
This guy knows what he's talking about. :)
As somebody who has had a hot-cold relationship with Rolling Stone, I opened it today to see a feature on Art Garfunkle. Are you kidding me? He's an old pal of Jann Wenner's. And as about as relevant as Eddie Fisher. He nearly ruined the Stones tribute show in March. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.
A conversation with Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone Magazine about Hunter S. Thompson and the book he co-authored Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson. || A discussion about the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev with Julie Kavanagh, author of Nureyev: The Life, Joan Acocella of The New Yorker, Robert G...
Watching RnR Hall of Fame induction, Steve Marriott, you finally made it. Now if only Jann Wenner and his voting cast of *** would get around to Paul Rodgers..
Wiki: "Jann Wenner, who co-founded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in 1983, has endured quite a bit of controversy during his career as it relates to his involvement in the organization. Fans and supporters of several artists, which include Chicago, Deep Purple, The Doobie Brothers, KISS, The Monkees, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Motörhead, Jethro Tull, Linda Ronstadt, The Marvelettes, Chubby Checker, Mary Wells, The B-52s, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Rush, Dokken, Warrant, Ratt, Queensryche, Mötley Crüe, Journey, Judas Priest, Dio, Foreigner, Iron Maiden, The Guess Who, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, The Moody Blues and Jan and Dean, have placed a large amount of blame on Wenner for keeping them out of the Hall of Fame. They claim Wenner has lobbied to keep them from consideration and nomination to the Hall based on personal bias and a dislike for their music." Never waste your time with RS or the "hall".
Rolling Stone Magazine is a biweekly publication that covers music, politics and popular culture. It was founded in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph J. Gleason. Ja
From the 1970 interview with Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone Magazine.
© GOD CODE PEACE by Pepper Chomsky - All rights reserved John Lennon was quickly becoming aware of British Intelligence from circumstances surrounding Brian Epstein’s so called “suicide”. On that day, sequestered without telephone contact and within the confines of an adhoc ashram in North Wales, Lennon and the Beatles were being guided by Maharishi to "Just be happy", an emotion that entirely did not ring true. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who became world famous and exceptionally wealthy as the founder of Transcendental Meditation, had bouts in an earlier career as a used car salesman. The Beatles later alleged that he was a fraud and a sexual pervert. Epstein's suicide fallout sent the Beatles scurrying for safe-haven, Paul to a secluded farm in Scotland, and John to Bed-ins in Amsterdam and Montreal, and eventually landing in the USA. Upon entering the United States, John Lennon was purposely inconvenienced and aggravated by continual surveillance and humiliation from US and British forces. The FBI a ...
Oh I'm a monster now. Pretty much an exact cross between Jann Wenner and Howard Hughes on their worst days.
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A threesome with himself, Jann Wenner, and Bill Maher.
Letters of Note: 'I AM the boss' 1982 correspondence between Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner and Annie Liebovitz
Brilliant! "I AM the boss." Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner spells it out to photographer Annie Leibovitz:
ha...yeah, i'll take that over Jann Wenner.
The new album is so good I bet Jann S. Wenner might even buy a copy.
Last night I listened intently to the entire new Beach Boys album, That's Why God Made The Radio, three times in a row. That probably makes 30 listenings in the past two weeks. It's an absolute masterpiece, one of their finest, the best new record I've heard in a very long time, and I strongly suggest that everyone fire up their Spotify and give it a listen. If I was Jann Wenner I'd give it 5 stars, easy. It deserves 6. The perfect music backdrop for summer.
This is an excerpt from a 1968 interview Pete Townshend did with Rolling Stone Magazine founder Jann Wenner
It's the birthday of the music journalist and cultural critic Greil Marcus, born in San Francisco (1945). After he graduated from Berkeley, he got a job writing reviews for Rolling Stone Magazine. He was frustrated, though, because most reviewers just wanted to talk about lyrics, and he wanted to go deeper. He wanted to write about music the way Pauline Kael wrote about movies. So Rolling Stone's founder, Jann Wenner, made him an editor instead. In the decades since, he's written numerous volumes of rock music criticism and other criticism, including A New Literary History of America (2009). It's a collection of essays — nearly 1,100 pages long — which he co-edited with Werner Sollors. The book covers Colonial days to the election of Barack Obama. His most recent book is The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years (2011), and a collection of his interviews, Conversations with Greil Marcus, is due out this year (2012). He's also at work on "an intimate history of rock 'n' roll." Source: The W ...
Exchange between Jann Wenner, co-founder of Rolling Stone, and photographer Annie Liebovitz at
The Year Ahead Forecast for January 2012! If You Were Born Today, January 7: You are a person who marches to the beat of your own drum, but yet you respect rules and order. Nobody can push you to do much of anything, as you don't feel right unless you are acting on intuition. There is a spiritual or otherworldly quality to you, and you are highly creative when you are able to tap into and embrace your talents. Highly unusual yet intriguing, you are a helpful, somewhat wilful, and hardworking soul. Famous people born today: Nicolas Cage, Jann Wenner, Katie Couric, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Charles Addams. Your Birthday Year Forecast: With the Sun and Moon in a waxing semi-square at the time of your birthday this year, the period ahead is one of new initiatives and action. You possess quite a bit of energy, but you must be aware that emotions color much of what you do this year. It can be hard to be objective as a result. Pleasing circumstances surrounding your love life, finances, and creative pursuits are ...
Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner arrived in the Oval Office bearing socks. President Obama had admired Wenner’s flashy pair on a previous visit, and this gift fit the bill: one pair salmon with pink squares, the other black and pink stripes.
In the last two days at work, I met Christie Brinkley, Jann Wenner, Harvey Fierstein, Marilu Henner, and Bill O'Reilly. Not too bad.
President Obama revealed some details of his media diet in an interview with Rolling Stone. Speaking to editor Jann Wenner, Obama shared that he doesn't watch cable but watches "The Daily Show" on occasion.
This just in, from the Department of Oy. Barack Obama, speaking to Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner, who set the tone of his celebrity-to-celebrity interview by presenting POTUS with two pairs of fancy socks: "I don't watch a lot of TV news. I don't watch cable at all. I like The Daily Show, so sometimes...
"I think Jon Stewart's brilliant." Obama in an interview with Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner
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Barack Obama's new interview with mouth-breathing fan Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner is most notable for his gooey praise of the "brilliance" of Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
Jann Wenner, a previous editor of Rolling Stone, estimated that Hunter S. Thompson wrote about 450,000 words for the magazine throughout his over 3 decades there, and I fear that after tonight, I will have read them all.
Who cares if Axl Rose didn't go to the Rock Hall. That's what Jann Wenner gets. He should've had Geddy Lee take Axl's place.
Gus Wenner and Scout LaRue Willis, offspring of Jann Wenner and Demi Moore & Bruce Willis, debuted as a music duo:
Gus Wenner, Scout LaRue Willis Make Their Debut: Gus is the son of Jann Wenner and Scout is daught...
Annie Leibovitz vs. Jann Wenner: My favorite exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
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