Jann Wenner Lashes Out: New Biography Is ‘Bullsh*t’

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner made his “disappointment” with a new biography of him known during an interview that will air this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning. Wenner called Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by former Rolling Stone reporter Joe Hagan a “nasty, negative portrait,” adding, “It’s tawdry. It’s salacious. It doesn’t really deal with what happened.” Later, he said, “And, yeah, the guy compares me to Donald Trump. Says I share responsibility with Donald Trump for the age of celebrity. I think it’s bullshit. I mean, it’s—it’s a disappointment. I don’t like it. And I don’t think it’s worthy.” After Wenner began distancing himself from the book, which was originally intended to be an authorized biography, Hagan told The New York Times, “It was all on the table—there’s nothing he didn’t know. He’s used to having control, and that’s a difficult thing.”