Watch The ‘Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine’ Trailer


Legendary rock critic Lester Bangs and his protégé Cameron Crowe appear in the new trailer for Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine, in select theaters starting in August.

Directed by Scott Crawford, the trailer features vintage videos and various Creem covers throughout the Seventies and Eighties. Several musicians appear in the trailer, including Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Suzi Quatro, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. “Most people want to fit in somewhere,” Stipe says. “I wasn’t going to find it in my high school. I found it in Creem magazine.”

“Buying Creem was a little bit like buying Playboy,” actor Jeff Daniels says. “You didn’t want your parents to see either one of them.”

The documentary Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine, formerly known as Boy Howdy: The Story Of Creem Magazine, is directed by American filmmaker Scott Crawford, his second film after making the doc Salad Days previously. The film features additional interviews with Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and more. It was produced by Barry Kramer’s son, JJ Kramer, and Creem alum Jaan Uhelszki, and features music by MC5’s Wayne Kramer (who is also interviewed for the film).

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