Atlantic Records and Rolling Stone have announced The Sheepdogs as the winners of the first-ever “Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?” competition, presented by Garnier Fructis. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based rock band were selected by consumer votes to be the first-ever band or artist not signed to a major label to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
The Sheepdogs will celebrate with a performance on tonight’s installment of NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In addition to the prestigious Rolling Stone cover — set for the magazine’s August 18th issue, on sale August 5th — the band also received a recording deal with Atlantic, which this week released digital EPs by both The Sheepdogs as well as by “Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?” first runner-up, New York-based songstress Lelia Broussard. The Sheepdogs’ “FIVE EASY PIECES” EP and Broussard’s “WOLVES ARE AT MY DOOR” EP are available now via all digital retailers.