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News July 4, 2022

Rolling Stone AU/NZ Unveils Iconic September Cover With The Wiggles

Rolling Stone AU/NZ Unveils Iconic September Cover With The Wiggles
The Wiggles for Rolling Stone AU/NZ
Image: Giulia Giannini McGauran

Rolling Stone AU/NZ publisher The Brag Media has confirmed The Wiggles will appear on its next cover, cementing the group’s first time to be anointed by Rolling Stone.

Yellow Wiggle, Tsehay Hawkins, also becomes the youngest person to appear on the local cover of the iconic pop culture masthead. Fans can pre-order this Sep-Nov edition by subscribing here.

The Wiggles granted Rolling Stone AU/NZ unprecedented access to their recent Australian arena tour and to their Hot Potato Studios in Sydney as they worked on new music, made a viral video with Steve Carell and rehearsed a brand new TV show.

The Wiggles as you’ve never seen them before, the cover story is a colourful take on a record-breaking two years for the entertainers who this year landed their first No.1 album.

2021 began with a mashup of “Fruit Salad” and Tame Impala’s “Elephant” (that later topped triple j’s Hottest 100), followed by the addition of Hawkins as the group’s first woman of colour, and a spectacular sold-out tour with all original members.

The Wiggles, photographed on May 27, 2022, at Hot Potato Studios by Giulia Giannini McGauran. Creative: Katie Taylor. Stylist: Jana Bartolo. Hair and Makeup: Lei Tai. Production: Long Story Short. Photography assistant: Izaac Margin. Styling assistant: Kirsten Humphreys

“Just like Rolling Stone, The Wiggles have stood the test of time,” print editor, Jake Challenor, said. “Here is a band that, for three decades, has entertained and inspired future generations.

“The last two years have been some of their best in history. The Wiggles are more relevant than ever, which is exactly why pop culture icons like Lil Nas X and The Kid Laroi are embracing them.

“Without a doubt, 2022 is officially the Year of The Wiggles.”

The upcoming issue — which includes a Wiggles-themed adult colouring book — hits newsstands in Australia and New Zealand on Monday, September 5, 2022.

Also appearing in the next issue are interviews with musicians Ben Lee, Eddie Benjamin and Teeks, Twitch streamer Whippy, and features on the climate crisis, niche influencers and more.

Last year Rolling Stone Australia expanded its brand with the inaugural Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards, now in its second year, and, according to Roy Morgan data on the national magazine market, Rolling Stone Australia reached 191,000 readers in the six months to December 31 2021, ahead of staple Australian mastheads Golf Digest, Family Circle and Who. This year The Brag Media also announced the inaugural Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards.

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