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List of the best Rolling Stone covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These famous Rolling Stone covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Rolling Stone magazine has covered over the years. Iconic Rolling Stone covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness. This list includes rare Rolling Stone covers and hard-to-find classic Rolling Stone covers as well as the most popular and famous Rolling Stone magazine covers.

The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years. Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but Rolling Stone also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of Rolling Stone magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Rolling Stone magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!
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Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - April 2007

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Johnny Cash


Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - Oct. 16, 2003

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#24 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Miranda Kerr


Miranda Kerr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - July 2009

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Gossip Girl


Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - April 2, 2009

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Britney Spears


Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - April 15, 1999

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Megan Fox


Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - October 1, 2009

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Led Zeppelin


Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - March 13, 1975

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#4 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

#21 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#60 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Jessica Simpson


Jessica Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rolling Stone Covers
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Rolling Stone - November 27, 2003

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