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Sep 142020
 

SXSW Official Selection and Critically-Acclaimed Music Doc About the Legendary Rock Music Magazine
Featuring Rock Icons Alice Cooper, Kirk Hammett, Joan Jett, Wayne Kramer, Gene Simmons,
Chad Smith, Paul Stanley, and Michael Stipe

“A breath of fresh air [… it] will make you nostalgic for an era in which music journalism dared to be irreverent and wasn’t constrained by the demands of corporate interests and babysitting publicists.” — Hollywood Reporter

“Irreverent, boundary-smashing” — The New York Times

“A great time capsule of sex, drugs, and you-know-what—reminds you why the publication’s legacy deserves to be remembered.” — Rolling Stone

“Vintage rock fans will be in (cough) high heaven.” — Variety

“This film captures the spirit and anarchy of the magazine with a loving smile..a delightful glimpse into the birth of an unlikely chronicler of the nascent music scene.” — SPIN

Greenwich Entertainment and Kino Lorber are proud to announce the exclusive early DVD release of Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine as part of Record Store Day’s third RSD Drops date, October 24.

Featuring rock music icons Alice Cooper, Kirk Hammett, Wayne Kramer, Gene Simmons, Michael Stipe, Chad Smith, Paul Stanley, Joan Jett, and influential rock critic Lester Bangs, Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine has been a hit with critics and was an Official Selection at the 2019 SXSW film festival. The DVD release also includes additional interviews and trailers.

Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine explores the publication’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, 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.

Since its launch in 2007, Record Store Day has celebrated the unique culture of the nearly 1400 independently-owned stores around the US, and brings together the people — store owners, staff, customers and artists alike — who contribute to a shared love for the record stores and the music.

Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine
Label: Greenwich Entertainment
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24937
DVD UPC: 738329249373
Genre: Documentary / Music
Year: 2020
Rating: NR
Runtime: 75
Director: Scott Crawford
Featuring: Alice Cooper, Kirk Hammett, Wayne Kramer,
Gene Simmons, Michael Stipe, Chad Smith, Lester Bangs
Language: English

Bonus Features:
Additional interviews / Trailers

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