David Fricke

Oldies But Goldies: Rolling Stone’s David Fricke Round One, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | June 20, 2015

Round are way, all hell has broken out after the world at large decided I was wrong to claim David Fricke was a company stooge. Of course, that wasn’t the first time I claimed Fricke was in Wenner’s pocket… this is the first time I claimed Fricke was a company stooge… in April 2011… I think it stands up nicely

Jann Wenner Fricassees David Fricke At Rolling Stone

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2015

It takes ruthlessness to own a successful magazine, and that is an absolute truth, it takes layoffs, it takes cutting expenses, but there are places where she just don’t do it. Among them is the face of Rolling Stone rock criticism who has been with you for decades. C’mon, for a coupla grand? For a coupla grand you leave one of your top writers without a weekly paycheck? I don’t get it. It makes no sense, even if you have no moral compass whatsoever, the public relations black eye is too big. It isn’t worth the hit.