AFTER sales increases of 102% thanks to their controversial cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Rolling Stone have decided on a new business-model for the next few editions. For the rest of the year Rolling Stone will only be publishing front covers with murderers and other ‘evil’ people on them.
“We couldn’t believe it!” said office intern/PR spokesperson Pythagoras Wolfenstein. “If we’d known that using a controversial murderer on the cover was going to help, we would have done it ages ago.”
“People have accused Rock and Roll of causing deaths and shootings, but it’s all a matter of interpretation. Except for the hidden propoganda throughout the Monkee’s back catalogue – that’s pretty clear.” recalled Wolfenstein, wearing an SS uniform and listening to “Last Train To Clarksville”.
The team has had trouble deciding on the front cover of the next issue. “Some of us wanted to go for Hitler, but many feel that’s a bit too obvious. They said the same about Stalin. There’s no point with bin Laden because he’s already been on all the front covers. It was getting stressful so we took some LSD and watched Fantasia.”
The Walt Disney issue of Rolling Stone hits stores this week.
Reported by David Piepers