Rolling Stone is in the final stages of its first-ever “Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star” competition, in which 16 undiscovered acts competed for the ultimate prize: to be the first band or artist not signed with a major label to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
The winner of the six-month completion, presented in partnership with Garnier Fructis will also receive a recording deal with Atlantic Records. The competition is featured in Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone.com, AOLMusic.com, and AtlanticRecords.com, and has included several online voting rounds. The final two acts will be going head-to-head at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this month. Reader’s votes will determine the victor, marking the first time Rolling Stone has handed over its famed cover decision to the public. The winner will be announced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and will appear on the cover of the August 18 issue, which will be on newsstands August 5. Here is one of the two finalists, The Sheepdogs:
Once upon a time, these Southern-Fried Rockers from the heartland of Canada just “rolled out of their van” to play a show, and hair was the last thing on their minds. How have they adjusted to being combed, teased and moussed before they perform? Hear their thoughts on the subject as they talk style in the Green Room with Garnier Fructis Superstylist Peter Butler.