Empires vie for a Rolling Stone cover in new contest


If you’ve seen the state of Rolling Stone in recent years, you may agree with me in saying it needs a big update. Rolling Stone magazine was, at one point, the preeminent magazine for every thing rock and roll. Something that seems to be lost when there’s images of Lady Gaga and N’Sync all over the cover. Jimmy Fallon announced on his late-night show earlier this week that Rolling Stone is launching a contest to find the next big band.  The winner gets to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Pretty sweet deal.

Sixteen bands are in the running in round one and Chicago’s Empires happens to be one of them. We already cast our vote for them to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. If you’re looking to support Chicago in the contest vote for Empires here.