Joe Hagan’s account of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone's founder, editor, and publisher, is both controversial and captivating. He delighted readers with a backstage pass to legendary concert venues and storied rock-star hotel rooms; he narrated never before heard gossips about the lives of the rock stars and their handlers; he provided glittering details of the presumptuous journalism that features the likes of Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and P.J. O’Rourke, along with the office politics that often tainted the otherwise budding start-up; he animated the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reported on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.
Augmented by a stockpile of documents and letters from Wenner’s personal archives, Sticky Fingers depicts an uncannily intelligent, volatile, ambitious rock and roll fan, consumed with social and cultural obsessions; a self-absorbed entrepreneur who capitalize in the youth movement, marketing the late sixties counterculture as a testament to the power of the American youth. Joe’s work is a fascinating and complex portrait of man and era, a riveting biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.
Frolicking through the height of rock and roll and unraveling the man behind the iconic magazine that made it all possible - a candid retrospect at the psychedelic era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others.