Friday, May 17, 2024

UPDATE: Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner Book Drops Below 3,500 on Amazon, All Promotional Events Cancelled in Light of Controversy Over Comments


Jann Wenner has cancelled all promotional events for his new book, “The Masters.”

A notice went out from the 92nd St. Y this evening cancelled Wenner’s planned Q&A with Cameron Crowe set for October 18th. Crowe made his career at Rolling Stone in the 1970s — see the movie “Almost Famous.”

It’s a stunning turn of events for Wenner, whose entire legacy has been destroyed in one week by his comments in the New York Times last week. He said that female and Black performers were too inarticulate to be interviewed and he wasn’t interested in them anyway.

In pre sales on amazon, “The Masters” has dropped to number 3,595.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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