15 December, 2022Print
CREEM’s 2nd New Issue In 33 Years Out Today
Ft. Smashing Pumpkins / Hole Photo Diary, A Look Into David Berman’s Final Days, A Creedence Clearwater Revival CIA Scandal, The Winklevoss Twins & More
Mailed Exclusively To Print Subscribers;
Read The Digital Issue Now At CREEM.com
Today, the iconic and newly reborn CREEM debuts its second issue in 33 years, following the magazine’s audacious relaunch earlier this year. Inspired by the punk zines of yesteryear, CREEM’s new cover and limited edition apparel capsule are designed by visionary artist Jeremy Dean, best known for his "Wonders of Black Flag'' tees mashing up Grateful Dead & Black Flag iconography, alongside working with The Rolling Stones, Circle Jerks, Ceremony & more.
The Winter 2022 issue is mailed exclusively to print subscribers and available at CREEM.com, along with the entire CREEM archive to those who subscribe or sign up for a 30-day free trial. It includes Melissa Auf der Maur's never-before-seen Smashing Pumpkins & Hole photo diary, a Creedence Clearwater Revival CIA scandal, an insider account of the last days with David Berman, a feature by Michael Friedrich that pointedly connects the cultural dots from Henry Rollins to Joe Rogan, a feature by Sam McPheeters on billionaire CEOs like the Winklevoss twins “purchasing” rock-star status and more.
If anyone missed the window to subscribe, a limited number of individual copies of the Winter 2022 issue are available for purchase at CREEM.com.
One of the most unlikely and successful media launches of the year, CREEM debuted its first magazine issue since 1989 in September, along with the CREEM Archive featuring every issue from the magazine’s original 20 year run. Vanity Fairrevealed the first print cover for the new oversized subscription-only premium quarterly, featuring original art by the legendary Raymond Pettibon (responsible for Sonic Youth's Goo album cover & others), along with stories on The Who, Terry Allen, Special Interest & KeiyaA, a reassessment of The Osmonds’ metal albumand revival of their Stars Cars column with Slash.
Founded in 1969 Detroit, CREEM grew from underground paper to national powerhouse - an essential source of music journalism for twenty years. It reflected and shaped the culture, cultivating some of the most legendary writing talent of the era: Lester Bangs, Cameron Crowe, Patti Smith, Robert Christgau and Jaan Uhelszki, who now returns as editor. The magazine’s original rise and fall is chronicled in the critically-acclaimed 2020 documentary CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine, which earned praise everywhere from The New York Times to CBS This Morning.
Today, CREEM Entertainment is led by former VICE publisher John Martin as CEO, alongside Chairman JJ Kramer (son of original CREEM co-founder & publisher Barry Kramer). In addition to Uhelszki, the new CREEM editorial staff includes VP of Content Fred Pessaro formerly of VICE’s Noisey, Executive Editor Dan Morrissey from Entertainment Weekly, and Senior Editor Maria Sherman, following her work at NPR, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Jezebel, Netflix, ELLE and her critically acclaimed book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands. Editorial Director Dave Carnie has worked with Jackass, ESPN, Big Brother, andPenthouse. Grace Scott joins as Associate Editor after her work with VICE & The Toronto Star, and Zachary Lipez as Editor at Large, following his work with Pitchfork, The Washington Post and others. This fall, CREEM welcomed Stephanie Augello as Photo Editor. Augello is an entertainment photographer and editor who has worked with Live Nation, Shutterstock Editorial, and ABC.
About CREEM Entertainment:
CREEM Entertainment is the modern-day reincarnation of Detroit's legendaryCREEM Magazine. During its initial twenty-year run, CREEM launched the careers of countless iconic music journalists and bands, while never hesitating to lampoon those who took themselves too seriously. Today's CREEM, powered by the next generation of cage-rattling truth tellers and provocateurs, delivers the best content, merchandise, and experiences to rock 'n' roll fans of all ages. Boy Howdy!
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