5 Reasons Not To Read the New CREEM Magazine

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1. You think rock is dead

Think good music died in the 70s? This may not be the magazine for you.

Rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well. And it deserves better coverage. From 1969-1989, CREEM broke barriers, rattled cages, and connected fans to music in a way that has never been replicated. Now CREEM is back as an independently run music magazine.

Good music never went away. It just got harder to find. CREEM makes it easier.

2. You think print is dead

Wrong again, pal. A good print rag is simply undeniable.

This isn’t the CREEM your hesher uncle got at the grocery store for $1.99 in 1977. At 10 x 14”, we’re nice enough for your coffee table (but happiest on the back of your toilet). 128+ pages packed with stories, interviews, comics, and more. It’s the most fun you’ll have reading about music since, well, the last time we wrote about music.

Each issue is an immersive and highly-collectible experience that you’ll be coming back to for years. But it won’t be available on newsstands. Get it here or not at all. Subscribe to collect every issue at a price less than the cost of a year of streaming low quality audio files you don’t even own.

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3. You love reading press releases copied and pasted by an unpaid intern

Hey, it works for digital media conglomerates, but that’s not CREEM.

We’ve returned to move the focus of music journalism back where it belongs — on the fans. We don’t work for publicists, we work for you.

In a world of sanitized music coverage, the CREEM voice stands alone: impeccable music taste, a wicked sense of humor, and a low tolerance for bullshit. You won’t find us writing a blog post every time Dave Grohl sneezes.

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4. You prefer rock magazines that put celebrity pop stars and reality TV personalities on the cover

CREEM is America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine. We cover all genres and eras of the music that melts your face, rattles the system, and gets you laid. It won’t be all guitars all the time, but there will be a lot of guitars.

This isn’t a lazy nostalgia play. Sure, you’ll see some familiar faces, but we’re also here to champion new discoveries and everything in between. This is big tent rock ‘n’ roll. Everyone is welcome.

5. You take this shit way too seriously

Think that reading about music should feel like homework for an overpriced liberal arts degree? That’s cool. But if you want to have fun reading about music again, then read CREEM.


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