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Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments

...If Jann Wenner hadn’t created Rolling Stone, Glam would be...

For better or worse, Rolling Stone has changed the face of popular music. During the 80s, Glam Metal was at the apex of popularity – making it more than mainstream. While Rolling Stone didn’t put every Glam band on the cover, the magazine did feature many of the musicians we love including Motley Crue and Guns n’ Roses. Even as people criticize the magazine for being too “hipster” a feature or cover story in Rolling Stone can equate to major sales and big time public relations so again I ask...

If Jann Wenner hadn’t created Rolling Stone, Glam would be...

 

 

Reader Comments (11)

Better because even though it starred some great bands; Dokken, Motley, Van Halen, and G N'R etc. It also basically stopped everything glam after the seattle scene which made people think that it was done for good.
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Glam would be.....Still alive and kickin! Nothing will ever bring down the power house that is Glam ROCK!
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Rolling Stone has been irrelevant as far back as I can remember. They usually have the "one hit wonder" of the month for the cover and feature articles on underground garage bands to prove how "hip" they are. The magazine has done nothing for glam or most forms of popular music. I think it's a magazine your going to find in the waiting room at a dentist office as oppose to in the home of a true music lover.
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker
Yeah, like when they had those one hit wonders John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix on the cover... ;)

Just bustin' your chops, man...
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Rolling Stone JUMPED on the bandwagon to sell magazines. RIP and Metal Edge were the mags that BROKE the mold. Rolling Stone is a non factor in BREAKING ANY type of music. They report what is ALREADY popular. 'F Jann Werner
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
I tend to remember magazines like Hit Parader and Metal Edge driving the popularity of glam in the eightees. I've never liked Rolling Stone. The magazine always seemed very pretentious to me. The way they would word things gave you the idea that whatever they thought was cool is what EVERYONE should think is cool. This is the same magazine that spent a large part of the 90s making fun of glam rock and trying to convince people that it was never a valid genre. I might use a Rolling Stone magazine to wipe my ass with.
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTimm Tantrum
I completely agree with what Sweet Lou said;

"Rolling Stone JUMPED on the bandwagon to sell magazines. RIP and Metal Edge were the mags that BROKE the mold. Rolling Stone is a non factor in BREAKING ANY type of music. They report what is ALREADY popular".
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I remember when Metal Edge did "Rock on the Rise". This is where I learned about upcoming bands like Johnny Crash and Hardline...I eagerly awaited the tapes to come out as I read "Just finished up recording and will have a release in a few months." Metal Edge was THE mag!!
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrazynights
Would be on the rise because Hinder would have created GLAM
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
I liked Crazynights post about "Rock on the rise"...I always went right to that section every month..eventhough Gerri Miller always used those tired cliches to describe a bands music...example (Insert band name here) self titled record includes the whiskey-soaked vocal ballad "You are my life"..and the machine-gun riff ladden rocker "Shoot you down" or the soon to be chart topper anthem rocker Hit "I want it all"..

......she was always so over the top with her reviews..but it was still cool..and I do miss those days..
January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGene
Glam would still be...glam. RS did NOTHING for these bands and still do not. RS is a political magazine, not a music magazine. RS does not give these bands credit until it's 'good" for RS to do so and even then, it's not necessarily giving the bands credit versus USING the bands/performers for their own personal gain...to sell their magazine and make money.
January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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