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‘Rolling Stone Australia/NZ’ Reveals RÜFÜS DU SOL as Next Cover Act, Names Jake Challenor Print Editor

‘Rolling Stone Australia/NZ’ Reveals RÜFÜS DU SOL as Next Cover Act, Names Jake Challenor Print Editor

The next issue of Rolling Stone Australia/NZ will feature RÜFÜS DU SOL on the cover as the magazine’s publisher introduces a new print editor from the ninth issue.

From the Grammys stage to the cover of Rolling Stone Australia/NZ, RÜFÜS DU SOL is riding high. The band’s 2021 hit single “Alive” won them a Grammy in March for best electronic/dance release.

Another career highlight came last November when the group headlined a string of concerts at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium in support of “Surrender”, cut during a months-long lockdown stint on the U.S. West Coast.

The album blasted to No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, No. 1 on the U.S. Heatseekers Albums survey and No. 2 on the U.S. Top Dance/Electronic Albums tally, and earned the act a brace of ARIA Awards, for best group and dance release.

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RÜFÜS DU SOL, photographed at the Mondrian Hotel NYC on September 23, 2021, by Shervin Lainez, with cover art by Katie Taylor.

Also announced today, Rolling Stone Australia/NZ publisher The Brag Media has named Jake Challenor as its new print editor. It’s an expanded role for Challenor, who also leads editorial for Variety AustraliaThe Music Network, and The Industry Observer.

Poppy Reid, The Brag Media’s editor in chief, welcomed Challenor to the iconic music and culture masthead, and RÜFÜS DU SOL to the cover of the ninth issue.

“We really did have a dream team working on this latest cover and magazine,” Reid said. “Jake Challenor is such an accomplished journalist and Editor and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with him more closely now.

“More than that, launching this new chapter at Rolling Stone AU/NZ with RÜFÜS DU SOL on our latest cover — with such a powerful image taken by Shervin Lainez and designed by our Creative Director Katie Taylor — feels fitting.

Rolling Stone is about pairing an iconic brand with people who are changing the game, and the new Grammy winners are doing just that, all whilst helping to keep Australia on the global map.”

Also appearing in the next issue, which arrives on newsstands on June 13, are interviews with 5 Seconds of Summer, Jack White, Ben Lee, Drag Race favourites, plus features on polyamory, the new internet, and the secretive world of private gigs with large price tags.

The next issue of Rolling Stone Australia/NZ arrives on newsstands on June 13.


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