Great news for South African music lovers! Legendary music, culture and current affairs magazine Rolling Stone will launch in South Africa tomorrow (the 23rd of November 2011). The first Rolling Stone edition in South Africa will feature South African music legend Hugh Masekela on the cover. It seems that the December 2011 edition of Rolling Stone South Africa will also feature articles about REM, Van Coke Kartel, Liquideep and Red Hot Chili Peppers (if you check the photo of it below)
For those of you who did not know, Rolling Stone Magazine was founded in 1967 by Jann Wenner, and it remains the world’s leading music and pop culture publication. Whether the subject is music, politics or movies, millions of readers in 16 countries across the globe turn to Rolling Stone each month to keep informed. Rolling Stone has always tested its maxim of journalistic integrity with hard hitting and often controversial coverage of political matters. From groundbreaking ‘gonzo’ journalist Hunter S. Thompson to iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz, Rolling Stone has mapped the evolution of pop culture for the past five decades.
“It’s about respect – for our subject matter and our readers. We focus on real, in-depth pop culture and current affairs stories, not tabloid headlines and hype. You’re not going to get this kind of editorial content in any other magazine in South Africa. We will be featuring kwaito alongside rock, jazz alongside pop, and hip-hop alongside house. That potential, to start cross-pollinating cultural conversations, is one of the most exciting things about the magazine.” says Rolling Stone South Africa Editor-In-Chief Miles Keylock.
Rolling Stone South Africa will be covering everything from young visionaries and icons to politics, movies and more, Rolling Stone believes in music as a unifying force. Rolling Stone South Africa will boast a 50/50 split of local and international content and will be showcasing South Africa’s diverse creative talent. The magazine aims to engage local audiences with stories that resonate in their own experiences and lives.
Rolling Stone South Africa is produced under license by Cape Town based 3i Publishing. This monthly magazine will be priced at R34.95. Rolling Stone South Africa will feature in-depth, up-close and personal profiles on cultural icons and ground-breaking artists, cutting edge current affairs and provocative pieces on TV, radio, fashion and entertainment trends. Rolling Stone South Africa will be available at Exclusive Books, CNA, Musica, Pick ‘n Pay Hyper, Look & Listen, Spar stores nationwide and other selected outlets. I’m sure there are tons of you who are really psyched about this magazine’s launch in SA. I think its going to be a very interesting publication. It’s high time that we got our own version of Rolling Stone this in this country.
Check out Rolling Stone South Africa Online via these channels:
- http://www.rollingstone.co.za (Official Website)
- @rollingstonesa (on Twitter)
- Rolling Stone SA Facebook Fan Page.
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