Fader: Creem returns with digital archive and new editorial staff

Fader: Creem returns with digital archive and new editorial staff . “Creem, a ’70s and ’80s rock rag that rivaled Rolling Stone in its heyday, has announced its relaunch as a digital publication, newsletter (‘Fresh Cream’), and quarterly print magazine. Its site will also feature a digitized version of every back issue from Creem‘s initial 20-year run, available to peruse with a 30-day free trial until August, at which point it will be bundled with subscriptions to the print quarterly.”

PetaPixel: Photographer’s 3,200 Undeveloped Film Rolls Hold History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

PetaPixel: Photographer’s 3,200 Undeveloped Film Rolls Hold History of Rock ‘n’ Roll. “Photographer Charles Daniels has been photographing famous rockers like Rod Stewart, Jimi Hendrix, The Who’s Pete Townshend, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and others since the late 1960s. However, tens of thousands of his photos have never been seen — they are sitting in roughly 3,200 rolls of undeveloped film in his Boston home.”

Bon Scott: Family of AC/DC powerhouse launches first official website (The West Australian)

The West Australian: Bon Scott: Family of AC/DC powerhouse launches first official website . “Bon Scott’s family will launch the first official website celebrating the late, legendary AC/DC singer tomorrow on what would have been the hell-raiser’s 75th birthday. The Bon Scott Estate has invited fans to send stories and tributes about the Fremantle-raised singer…. which will already be populated with testimonials from friends, famous musicians and other notable people when the site goes liveon Friday.”

Heavy Consequence: Robert Plant Instructs His Kids to Unleash His Unreleased Archive of Music for Free When He Dies

Heavy Consequence: Robert Plant Instructs His Kids to Unleash His Unreleased Archive of Music for Free When He Dies. “On the latest episode of his Digging Deep podcast, the iconic singer told co-host Matt Everitt that he spent a good portion of the pandemic archiving his unreleased material from over the years. The music dates from his pre-Zeppelin days in 1966 through the present day…. He added, ‘I’ve told the kids when I kick the bucket, open it to the public free of charge — just to see how many silly things there were down the line from 1966 to now. It’s a journey.’”

SF Weekly: San Francisco’s Musical Legacy Remembered

SF Weekly: San Francisco’s Musical Legacy Remembered. “It’s hard to choose a favorite among San Francisco photojournalist and diehard environmentalist Greg Gaar’s extraordinary collection of 1,114 concert photos — taken between 1972 and 1989 at venues across the Bay Area — through which icons of the city’s eclectic and vibrant music history live on.”

‘I was there’: Promoter shares details of past concerts at Indiana Rock History database (IndyStar)

New-to-me, from IndyStar: ‘I was there’: Promoter shares details of past concerts at Indiana Rock History database. “[Steve] Sybesma played a large role in thousands of shows that happened in Indiana, thanks to his time as co-owner of concert company Sunshine Promotions from 1974 to 2000. As the ultimate live music insider, Sybesma is sharing event details that can’t be found anywhere else. Beyond the basics of a concert’s date, headlining performer and supporting acts, the Indiana Rock History project frequently discloses attendance figures, what artists were paid and how much money was collected in ticket sales.”

Click-through: Online Archive of Chinese Rock Docs (Radii China)

Radii China: Click-through: Online Archive of Chinese Rock Docs. “Interested in the history of Chinese rock’n’roll and have a couple of days to kill? Then I highly recommend you check out this extensive archive of documentaries on underground Chinese music, recently posted online by Hong Kong-based postdoc Nathanel Amar…” This is not so much an archive as a list, but it’s a much longer list than I would have thought and it’s annotated by someone who clearly loves the topic. Fear not, English subtitles abound. They’re not everywhere, but they’re enough places that this list is worth a visit.

Los Angeles Magazine: L.A.’s Female Punk Pioneers Are Writing Themselves Into Rock History

Los Angeles Magazine: L.A.’s Female Punk Pioneers Are Writing Themselves Into Rock History. “When Tanya Pearson was an undergrad at Smith College, she wanted to write a paper about representations of women in 1990s rock media. Then she encountered a problem: Even among bands who were well known in that era, there was a dearth of research material. Pearson decided to change that. She’s the founder and director of the Women of Rock Oral History Project, a grand-scale attempt to document the histories of musicians whose contributions are often omitted from mainstream rock narratives. The project is housed at Smith’s Sophia Smith Collection, but the videos are available to all via the Women of Rock website.”

CNET: Google Earth takes you on a guided tour of Beatles’ history

CNET: Google Earth takes you on a guided tour of Beatles’ history. “From the Cavern Club where they got their start, to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, you can now follow the Beatles’ rise to success around the world on Google Earth. Google’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ the 8th album from the legendary rock and roll group. Using Google Earth’s Voyager, you can go on a simulated tour of nine different locations around the world that are significant to Beatles history.”

Australian Music Magazine Roadrunner Digitized, Put Online

An Australian rock music magazine, Roadrunner, has been digitized and put online by University of Wollongong. From the home page: “Roadrunner was a rock magazine published in Adelaide between 1978-83. Its founding editors were Stuart Coupe and Donald Robertson, who worked together on the single-issue Punk zine Street Fever in December 1977. Though primarily focused on Australian and overseas rock music, it also covered areas of the burgeoning counterculture and issues such as punk. The final edition of December 1982 / January 1983 was published in Sydney.”

Queen, Google Team Up for Virtual Reality Experiment

Okay, I’m calling this useful because I’m a Queen fan. Queen and Google have teamed up for a VR experiment based on Bohemian Rhapsody. “The experiment allows fans to make a 3D, 360-degree journey through Freddie Mercury’s subconscious mind, and recreates the feeling of being onstage with the band. It features visual and audio elements that respond to the user’s movements, while the footage is accompanied by a remixed 3D version of the original hit.”