Canadian Publishing Industry News
19 October 2021,     LONDON, UK
Rolling Stone magazine back in England after 50 years
Rolling Stone UK, dubbed the most important magazine launch in the UK for years, is re-launching five decades after then owner Mick Jagger closed it down. The title re-appeared recently with British band Bastille, singer Sam Fender, and Lashana Lynch, the first woman to take on take on the spy title of 007, on its three covers.

            The American pub, named for Jagger’s band, was bought by the British rocker in the 1960s, but soon folded after he left it “in the hands of amateurs and hippies” according to digital pub inews. Rolling Stone is apparently experiencing a global resurgence with 14 worldwide editions, including a Chinese version launched in January.

            Jagger bought the original magazine in 1967 reportedly because he was furious it had stolen the band’s name and then put The Beatles on its cover three times in a year. He threatened to sue but relented and agreed to buy the British version.

            Darren Styles, owner of Stream, the publishing company behind its return, told inews “With all of the closures now, there is a gap. There are a lot of small-to-medium publishers that have acquired established titles from bigger publishers right now, keeping them alive for specialist audiences.”

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