19 May 2007

Rolling Stone arrives late to the party once again; Catfight Over Amy Crackhouse Ensues; Jay-Z does another remix, buys another Mercedes

Poached from idolator.com: You'll be seeing a lot of Amy Winetits on the newsstands in the coming weeks--and all because Rolling Stowner Jann Wenner hates hearing the word "no."

According to a source close to the situation, Winehouse was booked as an exclusive for the July cover of Spin; such exclusivity deals are common among the music mags, as competing covers with the same subject tends to hurt newsstand sales and cool cred. Winehouse did an interview and a photo shoot with Terry Richardson, and all was well in the Spin world.

That is, until a few days ago, when Wenner decided that the British singer should be on the cover of Rolling Stone; after he was told that Spin had gotten to her first, Wenner circumvented the label's publicists altogether and personally lobbied Universal head Doug Morris for the cover. The gambit worked, and the Rolling Stone Winehouse write-up--which we're told is being put together, like, right now--will now come out in early June, beating Spin by a few weeks. OH, DIP!

A representative for Rolling Stone had no comment, but when we contacted Spin editor Doug Brod, he said: "We at Spin are proud to have inspired Rolling Stone's choice of cover subjects. As always, if there's anything else they need, they can feel free to call us anytime. By the way, our next cover's Bob Dylan. But don't tell anyone."

Go get 'em, Spin!

Oh, and here's Jigga Man's Winehouse remix. Amy Winehouse ft. Jay-Z & Pharoahe Monch - Rehab (REMIX)

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