Holy spandex! Not only is Creem Magazine set to relaunch later this year as a limited-circulation print publication, but according to the delightfully titled chairman of Creem Enterprises Inc., the magazine will also resurrect “long-form journalism.”
The publication has been online-only since 2001. Chairman Jason Turner tells AP reporter Jeff Karoub that LA editorial offices are being expanded to support the print and companion website operation, while the less tuneful suits will remain in NYC and some web infrastructure roadies will be headquartered in the magazine’s original birthplace of Detroit. There’s also this:
Turner would like to make Detroit the site of Creem-sponsored shows and maybe a museum in the future.
Somewhere in the rock’n’roll heavens, former Creem critic Lester Bangs (portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Almost Famous) is smiling. Especially since this new, risky Creem reboot is being overseen by J.J. Kramer, son of magazine founder Barry.