Rolling Stone to Release 47 Years of Archives on Google Play

Stories from acclaimed writers like Hunter S. Thompson, Cameron Crowe and Matt Taibbi will be available for free

Last Updated: January 28, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

Rolling Stone will make its archives, dating back to 1967, available on Google Play, the two companies announced Wednesday.

The partnership, which starts Jan. 30th, will make years of articles available for free on both the Android and iOS platforms exclusively through Google Play Newsstand, Google’s news reader app.

Archived stories will come from a variety of arenas including politics, music, culture and lifestyle.

“Google’s history of innovation makes them the perfect fit for our brand, which is why we wanted to try something totally unique together,” Gus Wenner, Head of Digital of Wenner Media, said. “This collaboration is just as much about our history as it is our future.”

“’From Fear and Loathing’ to the financial crisis, John and Yoko to Janet Jackson, Rolling Stone produced some of the most iconic music and political coverage in America for the past five decades,” said Brian Irving, Google Play’s marketing chief. “We’re proud to offer this rich history to people for free, where they can explore and interact with every issue on Play Newsstand. It’s like a highway of information, revisited.”