Rolling Stone SA reveals first cover

2011-11-22 10:01
Cape Town - Legendary music, culture and current affairs magazine Rolling Stone has unveiled the first artist to feature on the South African cover on Tuesday - local jazz music icon Hugh Masekela.

The magazine will hit shelves in South Africa on Wednesday.

Covering a wide range of content from young visionaries and icons to politics, movies and more, Rolling Stone believes in music as a unifying force.

Rolling Stone South Africa Editor-In-Chief Miles Keylock says: "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."

Produced under licence in South Africa by Cape Town based 3i Publishing, the monthly title has a retail price of R34.95.

The magazine features in-depth, up-close and personal profiles on cultural icons and ground-breaking artists, current affairs and pieces on TV, radio, fashion and entertainment trends.

Rolling Stone SA will be available at the following outlets: Exclusive Books, CNA, Musica, Pick 'n Pay Hyper, Look & Listen, Spar stores nationwide and select outlets.


  • Spaceygirl - 2011-11-22 10:25

    I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

  • melvin.rautenbach - 2011-11-22 10:44

    Epic, this is going to be an Africana collector's item.

  • Paul - 2011-11-22 10:46

    Jo Martin (now in Cape Town) Was the him!! There's proof! But, Great stuff Rolling Stone SA, go for it & best of luck.

      Willem - 2011-11-22 14:51

      first doing what?

  • paulroberts007 - 2011-11-22 10:53

    wow at last. I cant wait to get my hands on the first copy. Just hope that the editorial will be as interesting and relevant as the American version

  • Brad Frank - 2011-11-22 11:03

    CAN'T freakin wait to get my hands on the first edition! BRILLIANT choice of the first cover artist!

  • Ivan - 2011-11-22 12:00

    Please keep it to talented artists, and not sakkie sakkie like Kurt Backtrack Darren!

  • gavin.koppel - 2011-11-22 19:22

    Well Done Rolling Stone. You chose a great iconic musician. Bra Hugh rocks. Father Trevor Huddelstone is dancing & smiling up in heaven.

  • Leon - 2011-11-23 16:13

    All the best and good luck with the publication!

  • Mike - 2011-11-23 19:10

    Every now and then in this country when you turn a corner you find the unexpected and every so often that unexpected find brings a big smile to your face. This news brings on one of those times. I have no doubt that the excelent quality standard of RS will be followed through and at and finally we will have some relevant reporting on local music, current affairs and issues that are formulated just the way I enjoy hearing about them. I thoroughly enjoy the Rolling Stone web feeds as these are incredibly current in terms of international music news and history, they more than satisfy a big need for me. Roll on Rolling Stone!

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