List of people on the cover of Rolling Stone

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The list of people on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, besides musicians, whom Rolling Stone primarily covers, includes politicians, movie and TV stars, comedians, sports figures, among others, including some fictional characters.[1] The Beatles, as individuals or as the band, have appeared over 30 times. Madonna has appeared on more covers than any other female, either alone or in a "collage" cover.[1]


This is an alphabetical list of all persons (real or fictional) who have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, followed by their area(s) of notability and the issue(s) they appeared on.a[›] Names of individuals who are part of a group's appearance are listed here and in the section on groups. For year-end issues, if the cover contains a montage of images from the past year's covers, those appearances are not included.









I, J[edit]







Q, R[edit]



U, V[edit]


Y, Z[edit]


This is an alphabetical list of musical groups who appeared on the cover. If only one member of a group appeared on the cover (for example, Richard Ashcroft of The Verve), they will be listed in the Individuals section.

Movie/TV casts[edit]

Casts of movies and television shows are listed below. Only covers featuring two or more members of a movie or TV cast are included. Each person included in the cast also appears in the Individuals section.


^ a: Issue numbers that include a slash (XXX/YYY) are combined double issues that only had one cover.
^ b: Issue had multiple covers, with the individual or group appearing on one or more of them.
^ c: Appeared on the cover wearing a Creature from the Black Lagoon costume; the inside article features a picture of Carter wearing the costume with the head removed.
^ d: Appeared on the back cover.
^ e: Group made the cover after releasing the song "The Cover of the Rolling Stone".
^ f: As Trent Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails, any cover appearances by him count as an appearance for the group.
^ g: Cover did not show the band members; only an illustration of various icons associated with the band and its music.
^ h: Cover did not show the band members; only a take-off of the cover for their album The Dark Side of the Moon.
^ i: Group was the winner of a Rolling Stone contest in which readers voted among several unsigned acts to grace the cover.
^ j: Cover did not show the band members; only an illustration of a woman riding a silver vibrator.


  1. ^ a b Wenner, Jann (2006)."Our 1000th Issue – Jann Wenner looks back on 39 years of Rolling Stone" . Retrieved September 21, 2006.
  2. ^ Barack Obama was featured three times in seven months, a record equaled only by John Lennon. Wenner, Jann S. (October 30, 2008). "Change You Can Believe In". Rolling Stone (1064): 16. 

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