Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine

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Aug 7, 2020

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Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse - spotlighting iconic features, interviews, and anecdotes along the way - then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.


  • Alice Cooper
  • Joan Jett
  • Michael Stipe
  • Cameron Crowe
  • Paul Stanley
  • Gene Simmons
  • Kirk Hammett
  • Wayne Kramer
  • Chad Smith
  • Jeff Ament

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