Uncut magazine is to pay tribute to the Rolling Stones with its special collectors' issue. The music and film magazine is dedicating its January issue to the band, with two different commemorative covers in celebration of the group's 40th anniversary in 2002. The first cover features a shot of the group from the 1960s, taken by long-time Stones photographer Gered Mankowitz, and the second is a previously unpublished shot by Peter Webb. Both covers also feature a separate CD, which together include more than 30 covers of classic Stones hits. To complete the tribute, more than 100 musicians, music writers and fans have voted for the Stones' 40 greatest songs while Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood also talk exclusively to the magazine about their own favourites. Uncut has partnered with Virgin Radio to promote the title, which goes on sale December 6, priced £3.90. Extensive retail promotions will support the collectible issues through all major retailers. Allan Jones, Uncut editor says: "Pulling all this together has taken three months of planning, chasing, and nagging, but the response we've had from everyone we spoke to and everyone who contributed to the CD has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. This is certainly proof of the affection in which the Stones continue to be held, 40 years after they first got together." {{CTN }}