Does the rock mag Rolling Stone have anything to do with The Rolling Stones namewise?


Does it???

I’ve read that the magazine took its name from the Bob Dylan song, Like a Rolling Stone.

However the site where I got the information from also repeated the old “Frank Zappa is the son of Mr. Greenjeans on Captain Kangaroo” story so…

What I hear is that both are named after an old blues song. No direct correlation between them.

Here’s what I believe both magazine and band named themselves after. It’s a Bo Diddley/Muddy Waters song.