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Five of the Most Memorable Rolling Stone Covers

Before getting caught up in controversy, Rolling Stone was a premier illustration of popular culture.

Penske Media Corp. has acquired a 51% stake in the parent company of Rolling Stone magazine that values Wenner Media at $100 million.

While the Rolling Stone still faces ramifications from an error-filled story concerning a gang rape at the University of Virginia three years ago, it was once considered one of the premier illustrations of the music industry, as well as popular culture. 

Rolling Stone publishes about 18 times a year and reported a paid circulation of 1.47 million in the first half of 2017. It also publishes 12 international editions, which reach a worldwide audience of over 65 million people. 

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We took a look at some of the most iconic Rolling Stone covers of all-time. 

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