Greenwich unveils Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine official trailer
Indie film distributor Greenwich Entertainment has unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming documentary Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine focused on the iconic music magazine. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
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.
The documentary will feature interviews with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, former Rolling Stone contributing editor and Almost Famous filmmaker Cameron Crowe, Alice Cooper, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Joan Jett, MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, KISS’ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf.
Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine is co-written by Jaan Uhelszki and Scott Crawford and directed by the latter, with JJ Kramer and Uhelszki attached as producers while Jenny Feterovich, Raisa Churna, Svetlana Chistyakova, Connie Kramer, Margaret Saadi Kramer and Todd Edinger executive producing.
The documentary is expected to release this summer.