A Rock ‘n’ roll magazine for the people
Founded in 1969, CREEM rose from the ashes of the Detroit riots and ushered in a new era of raucous, participatory, journalism. Its manifesto was simple: “A rock ‘n’ roll magazine for the people.”
With a wink and a nod, CREEM encouraged a certain irreverent, deprecatory and humorous tone, which permeated its pages and became its calling card. CREEM’s voice and aesthetic captured rock's spirit and energy in a way rivals could not replicate, and CREEM quickly established itself as an authentic voice in rock - as real as the artists themselves. In its heyday, CREEM was the most unflinching and uncompromising music magazine in America. 50 years later, it remains a seditious spirit in rock 'n' roll.