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FRICKE GETS PINK-SLIPPED BY WENNER

A few weeks ago, David Fricke’s fellow Rolling Stone staffers threw a party celebrating the senior rockcrit’s 30th anniversary at the mag. On Wednesday, Fricke was among more than a dozen Wenner Media employees laid off in a round of budget cuts.  

The news is particularly startling because Fricke—a frequent talking head in rock documentaries—has long been considered the face of Stone... along with Jann, of course.

The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

In an effort to deflect the shockwaves set off by the THR story, Managing Editor Will Dana tweeted, “To be clear: David Fricke isn't leaving Rolling Stone. He's still a Sr Writer and he'll be in the magazine and on the site as much as ever.” 

Let’s hope Wenner and Dana continue to devote plenty of column inches to Fricke’s sharp and stylish critiques. 

Photographed in January by Axel Dupeux
(axeldupeux.com)

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