Maximum Rocknroll to End Print Publication

By January 13, 2019Music

Maximum Rocknroll, the San Francisco-based punk fanzine that’s been around since 1982 and published over 400 issues, announced today that it will cease print publication this year. There will be three more print issues in the magazine’s current format this year. Later this year, their record reviews will be published online alongside the weekly radio show. The announcement stresses that MRR is definitely not coming to an end.

We are still the place to turn if you care about Swedish girl bands or Brazilian thrash or Italian anarchist publications or Filipino teenagers making anti-state pogo punk, if you are interested in media made by punks for punks, if you still believe in the power and potential of autonomously produced and underground culture. We certainly still do, and look forward to the surprises, challenges, and joys that this next chapter will bring. Long live Maximum Rocknroll.

Maximum Rocknroll got started in 1977 as a radio show. In 2016, the publication launched a successful campaign to fund a comprehensive online database of its record collection and music reviews. The announcement says that updates regarding the archive and future projects are forthcoming. A public meeting regarding the publication’s future is happening on January 20.