Bruce Springsteen will be in conversation with Rolling Stone magazine co-founder Jann Wenner on September 13th at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y. According to the announcement, “the pair will be in conversation about Wenner’s deeply personal new memoir Like A Rolling Stone, which brings you inside the music, the politics, and the lifestyle of a generation, an epoch of cultural change that swept America and beyond.” For ticket information, log on to https://www.92ny.org/
- In 1967, Jann Wenner and his mentor, music journalist Ralph J. Gleason, founded the magazine in San Francisco and over the course of the ensuing decades, Wenner built the magazine into the cultural hot spot for all news regarding music, politics, film, literature, and journalism — turning Rolling Stone into an internationally recognized brand.
- Wenner, who co-founded The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, retired from the institution in 2020.
- In 2017, Jann Wenner sold 49 percent of Rolling Stone magazine to the music social media group, BandLab. Since its launch in 1967, Wenner had never taken on a financial partner until then.
- In 2019 Penske acquired BandLab’s 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone as well as Wenner Media’s 49 percent, gaining full ownership of the magazine.
CHECK IT OUT: Ahmet Ertegun & Mick Jagger in 2004 inducting Jann Wenner into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: