Rolling Stone Co-Founder Removed From Rock Hall Board Over Com­ments About Black, Female Musi­cians

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foun­da­tion oust­ed Rolling Stone mag­a­zine co-founder Jann Wen­ner from its lead­er­ship for sug­gest­ing black and female musi­cians weren’t as “artic­u­late” as white artists.
“Jann Wen­ner has been removed from the Board of Direc­tors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foun­da­tion,” the hall report­ed­ly said Sat­ur­day.
TMZ reports that offi­cials vot­ed to remove Wen­ner from the Hall of Fame’s board, adding that Bruce Springsteen’s man­ag­er, Jon Lan­dau, was the lone dis­sent­ing vote.
Offi­cials announced Wenner’s removal a day after the New York Times pub­lished an inter­view with the 77-year-old Amer­i­can mag­a­zine mag­nate that cen­tered around his forth­com­ing book, “The Mas­ters.” It con­tains sev­en new and col­lect­ed inter­views with some of the most leg­endary rock stars and cul­tur­al icons of the past gen­er­a­tion, includ­ing Bob Dylan, Mick Jag­ger, John Lennon, Bruce Spring­steen, Bono, Pete Town­shend, and Jer­ry Gar­cia.
Dur­ing the Times inter­view, the reporter asked Wen­ner why he did not include oth­er sub­jects, specif­i­cal­ly black or female artists — who he report­ed­ly acknowl­edged were not in his “zeit­geist.”

“When I was refer­ring to the zeit­geist, I was refer­ring to Black per­form­ers, not to the female per­form­ers, OK?” Wen­ner said. “Just to ge …