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Amy Shark Graces Next Rolling Stone AU/NZ Cover with Most Revealing Interview Ever

Amy Shark is the cover star of the March issue of Rolling Stone AU/NZ, giving the magazine unprecedented access to her life.

Amy Shark Rolling Stone shoot

Amy Shark is the next cover star of Rolling Stone AU/NZ, which is out today.

Shark granted Rolling Stone AU/NZ unprecedented access, opening the doors to her Gold Coast home and studio as she put the finishing touches on her next album.

The result is Shark as you’ve never seen her before. The cover story chronicles the musician’s transformation from video editor for the Gold Coast Titans rugby league team to multi-platinum and ARIA Award-winning Australian Idol judge. Shark details the change in mindset from the guilt that accompanied her early rise to a new, unapologetic mindset where she now refuses to mute her successes.

The March-May issue of the magazine also pays homage to other women in music, to coincide with Women’s History Month. The special Women In Music edition also features The Veronicas and Kita Alexander in a stunning photo essay detailing their hopes for the music industry following the #MeToo movement, as well as a guest Editor’s Letter by music icon Tina Arena.

Amy Shark Rolling Stone cover

Amy Shark, photographed on December 6, 2022 at Work Horse Studios in Sydney by Michelle Grace Hunder. Creative: Katie Taylor. Stylist: Jana Bartolo. Hair and Makeup: Sara Tammer. Production: Long Story Short. Photography Assistant: Jade Florence Mulvaney. Styling Assistant: Kirsten Humphreys. Styling Intern: Yasemin Onur.

Poppy Reid, Rolling Stone AU/NZ editor-in-chief, said she’s excited for fans to see this side of Shark.

“Amy Shark has reached the top of the pop mountain in Australia. Just two albums in, she is now selling out arenas, undertaking the biggest tours in the country, delivering multi-platinum hits, and beaming into hundreds of thousands of living rooms every week as a judge on Australian Idol,” she said.

“She’s also the opposite of everything you’d expect from a pop star. For over a year, I was given unprecedented access to Amy – and she went deeper than she’s ever gone.”

In 2021 Rolling Stone Australia expanded its brand with the inaugural Rolling Stone Australia Awards, which is now in its third year. The March-May edition features all the previously announced finalists, ahead of the awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 4 in Sydney.

According to Roy Morgan data on the national magazine market, Rolling Stone Australia reached 224,000 readers in the six months to December 31 2022, up 17.3% on the same period in 2021, and ahead of Gourmet Traveller, Vogue Living, Harper’s Bazaar, Who and more.

Whether you’re a fan of music, you’re a supporter of the local music scene, or you enjoy the thrill of print and long form journalism, then Rolling Stone Australia is exactly what you need. Click the link below for more information regarding a magazine subscription.