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Jason Fine

Jason Fine

Editor

Jason Fine is the Editor of Rolling Stone. Since he came to Rolling Stone as an associate editor in 1997, Fine has written extensively about music, travel and adventure — including definitive interviews with Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. His 2010 article on Haggard was chosen for the Best Music Writing Anthology and many stories that he edited while at Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal have received ASME awards and nominations, the industry’s top honor. He has also edited Rolling Stone books on Cash, George Harrison and Michael Jackson. He has appeared in the media frequently to showcase his expertise in music and pop culture, and has been featured in documentary films on Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson and others.
  • Year in Review: Best Music of 2020 — Staff Picks

    Rolling Stone staffers share their favorite albums released in 2020 — from pop blockbusters to weird sounds and personal favorites of all kinds

    • Music
  • Musicians on Musicians — in Quarantine

    Photographer Mary McCartney captured Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney together in London in early October for our December cover story

    • Music
  • Remaking Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums List

    Our all-new list of the best albums ever made is full of classics and surprises, chosen with help from voters including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, and many others

    • Music
  • Toots and the Maytals: 15 Essential Songs

    We survey late Jamaican vocal legend Toots Hibbert's groundbreaking six-decade career, from "Bam Bam" through "Got to Be Tough"

    • Music
  • We Can Work It Out

    The story of the Beatles’ slow-motion demise played out in real time in the pages of Rolling Stone — and continues to fascinate us 50 years later

    • Music
  • Life During Lockdown

    The May issue of Rolling Stone is the first issue of the magazine we have ever produced without being in the same room together

    • (Sub)Culture
  • When Harry Met Sheffield

    Rob Sheffield spent more than a week trailing Harry Styles — from Malibu health-food shops to dive bars in L.A., then on to London, where they went to pubs and to a Fleetwood Mac concert — for his cover story

    • Music
  • The Healing of Howard Stern

    In the weeks leading up to his fourth appearance on our cover, Howard Stern told listeners he was nervous. Not about the interview but about the photo shoot, which he despaired about openly on the air during his SiriusXM morning show. “Man, oh, man,” he said with a sigh on April 15th. “I hate how […]

    • (Sub)Culture
  • Goodbye to ‘Game of Thrones’

    On the Cover: ‘Growing Up Game of Thrones’ In the April print issue of Rolling Stone, we say farewell to what might be the last show everyone watches together. Game of Thrones had a global reach like nothing before it on TV. When you factor in illegal downloads and streams, the previous season was viewed […]

    • TV & Movies
  • Toots & the Maytals Return to Virginia

    Lockn' appearance marks reggae legend Toots Hibbert's first performance in the state since he was hit with a bottle onstage in 2013

    • Music