Given this month marks the 30th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we knew there was no one better to help launch our new collection of button ups than a few of the most badass, IDGAF, hard-rocking men in music history. In the ultimate act of stealing from the boys (as, ya know, we are prone to do on occasion), we set out to recreate 8 of the most iconic Rolling Stone covers of all time. The result? Pure magic, if we do say so ourselves. But don’t take our word for it—check out the full list below and shop the lookbook here. Once again, let’s hear it for those boys!
1. David Lee Roth – RS445: April 11, 1985
Just days before this issue was released, Roth shocked the world by announcing he was leaving Van Halen at the height of their success following the album 1984, one of the biggest of their careers.
2. BOY GEORGE – RS481: August 28th, 1986
“I think being an individual in show business is what gives you life and longevity,” said the blue-eyed soul singer who’s been making music both with Culture Club and as a solo artist since the 1980s.
3. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – RS560: September 7, 1989
After nearly 4 years apart, one of the greatest ‘opposites attract’ marriages in rock and roll had just reunited to start work on Steel Wheels, an album which marked the Rolling Stones’ return to the greatness of their ‘70s sound.
4. Neil Young – RS648: January 21, 1993
At 47, Young had just released the critically acclaimed Harvest Moon on which he put down the electric guitar and returned to the piano, banjo, and acoustic guitar that had dominated his masterpiece Harvest over 20 years earlier.
5. PRINCE – RS949: May 27, 2004
On the heels of releasing his staggering 27th studio album Musicology, 2004 was a huge year for Prince who kicked off a 96 show tour, opened the Grammys with Beyonce, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
6. Jimi Hendrix – RS702: May 10, 2010
This iconic cover of the legendary guitar god was selected as one of the 150 greatest Rolling Stone covers of the last 40 years and was featured in an art exhibit in Australia.
7. Dave Grohl – RS100: May 10, 2011
Though Grohl has spent most of his career as the lead singer and guitarist of the Foo Fighters, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 thanks to his work in Nirvana. The ceremony featured performances of Nirvana faves by Grohl alongside rock legends Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, and St. Vincent.
8. Bob Dylan – RS163: October 3, 2011
In honor of his 70th birthday, Rolling Stone assembled a team of experts including Mick Jagger, Bono, and Lenny Kravitz to select the 70 greatest songs from Dylan’s extensive catalog. “In the history of what we call ‘rock culture’,” writes Claudio Kleiman, “the importance and influence of Dylan is matched only by The Beatles.
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Photography: Liam Gilles
Model: Devin Fuller
Art Direction: Taralyn Thuot
Styling: Tashina Hill
Hair and Make Up: Nicola Corl