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August 11, 2008

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Matt Bors

Two things they could do to improve their content: 1) less features that exist solely to tell you what great stuff is online and TV (and not in their magazine) 2) less topless photos of John Mayer.

Jil

I still remember the good old days when Stephen King used Rolling Stone in his novel "Firestarter" as the publication the little girl could approach and expect they'd tell her whole story without being censored.

Chris

Is Rolling Stone even still relevant? I had a sub for years into the 90s, maybe I just lost interest in what they were putting out.

Lizzy Caston

I think this is their 2nd or 3rd "relaunch" within 10 years. Rolling Stone now reminds me of one of those Clear Channel "Rock" radio stations. All ads and gloss and pre-programmed playlists with talking head DJs. RS has become publicity machine rock n' roll with a lower case r. Like a washed out indy rock band from the 1980s (or, I suppose the 1990s now too) going through the motions on their reunion tour and playing that one hit album live over and over again. Stale.

Which is sad really, as there used to be some stellar journalism and other writing wedged in between the music stuff.

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