Jann Wenner is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone magazine, which helped fuel the far-out, anything goes ethos of the late 1960's and early 1970's, but is now mainly a style guide for aging Baby Boomers.
Wenner appeared as Stephen's guest on the May 10, 2007 edition of The Colbert Report for an interview critics described as "better than Pet Sounds."
Early on in the interview, when pressed, Wenner revealed he will not use his octopus-like influence on the music industry to help Stephen crush KoPop musician Rain, mainly because Rolling Stone has a Korean edition, No Kan Do, and Rolling Stone long ago sold out its ideals for cash. Wenner would rather have a big house than world peace, while Stephen will only give up on world peace if he gets a big house inside a gated community with a pyramid-shaped bomb shelter.
Stephen then took umbrage with Wenner because of Rolling Stone's 40th anniversary issue, which for some reason excludes all Southern fried riffs from it's list of "The 40 Songs That Changed The World."
- No Skynyrd
- No Allman Brothers
- No Molly Hatchett
- No Little Feat
- No .38 Special
More like "The 40 Songs That Screwed Over The South."
Continuing his pressure on Wenner, Dr. Colbert noted Rolling Stone's penchant for politics. Stephen was forced to remind Mr. Wenner that unlike politicians or Stephen, musicians don't wear suits, so why should we listen to them about politics? They are poets, and Stephen doesn't want political advice from Maya Angelou.
- Wenner would rather have foreigners Bob Dylan or Bono as President than The Greatest President Ever.
- Rolling Stone celebrates all the prime number anniversaries 41, 47, 53, etc.
- Every dime of Rolling Stone's profits go to Jann Wenner's personal drug rehab program instead of abstinence education for our Nation's teens
- Jann Wenner's prediction for the #1 band in 40 years: Foghat
- Stephen's cover appearance was "huge" for the magazine
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