But it's only the most recent in long line of RS covers that have shown lots of skin. Sex sells. Everybody knows this. What's more, strategic cloaked nudity moves magazines -- dinosaurs like Rolling Stone figured this out years ago. The more cynical among us might even say it's the primarily thing that's keeping them afloat. Well, that and Matt Taibbi.
Ah, well, suppose that's a discussion for another day. In the meantime, here's a rundown of some of the more memorable Rolling Stone covers over the years.