Put another dime in the jukebox baby. It’s not very often that a magazine from a certain time period is revived, and yet here we are. CREEM magazine was a monthly publication that ran from 1969 to 1989, and was known as "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine." Now, over thirty years later, the iconic magazine is back, having launched a free digital archive with every single issue from its original 1969-1989 run available online for the first time ever, as well as a new editorial website and newsletter.
Legendary Rock N Roll Magazine CREEM Is Back and Better Than Ever
And with a brand new vibe as well
And that’s not all either people. This Fall, CREEM will return to print as an oversized subscription-only premium quarterly. Already, the online version has fresh interviews with Molcahat Doma, Kathleen Hanna and more. In fact, CREEM returns as an oversized subscription-only premium quarterly on September 15.
The feature is also slated to bring back classic columns like Stars Cars with Slash & The Who, as well as newer faces like Viagra Boys & Special Interest, with more to come.
Additionally, CREEM also just released a new Boy Howdy! cartoon, which follows the return of the CREEM mascot and rock icon from the clutches of death 33 years ago, aboard a headless bat, then a heaven-bound rocket ride on Lester Bangs himself. The cartoon was created in partnership with animation studio Lobo, original music and SFX by Human Worldwide, and title/editorial help from Uppercut Edit.
So what does the near future hold for CREEM Magazine? The new CREEM magazine will cover multiple generations of innovative artists with contributors ranging from established writers and photographers to up-and-coming new voices. It will embrace the best of rock ‘n’ roll, as a mentality rather than a genre, which all of us rock heads can agree on.
Lynyrd Skynyrd dude (throws up the rock sign).
Here’s what CREEM CEO John Martin had to say about what more to expect from CREEM.
"Creem was always the most iconic American brand of my rock n roll infused memories,'' Martin said. “After seeing the documentary and meeting JJ, I knew there was a huge opportunity to bring the company back for the modern era.
In 2022 the pendulum is swinging and the vibe shift is real: young people and music fans of all ages want some cathartic release, to laugh and have fun again, and not take themselves too seriously. That's Creem, and that's rock n roll - a cruel temptress I found impossible to resist."
We hope you are just as excited as we are, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the print version. Until then, rock on! Also, check out some of their up-and-coming artists here.