Welcome Back, Magnet Magazine!

 

Venerable music
publication returns to print after 2-year hiatus.

 

By Fred Mills

 

For a couple of weeks rumors had been circulating (okay, we
knew they weren’t rumors; it just hadn’t been officially announced) that Magnet Magazine, that tireless supporter
and bastion of all things indie rock (and much more), would be returning to the
newsstands this fall. Music aficionados with sharp memories will recall that
the last issue of Magnet  was issue #80 in the Winter of 2009 – their 15th anniversary edition featured the mighty Nick Cave
on the cover. Since then, though, they’ve been absent from the stores while
maintaining a lively, daily-updated website.

 

So it was great – not only as a former contributor/editor to
the publication, but just as a lover and collector of rock mags since the
sixties – to finally get the official word this morning via the weekly Magnet email newsletter:

 

“We
are thrilled to announce that MAGNET will be relaunching as a monthly print
magazine the beginning of October. We encourage all existing subscribers and
industry people to go to our website to update their current mailing and email
addresses ASAP.

 

You can head over to the Magnet website for more details. Welcome back Eric, Kim and gang. A lot of us have
missed you. After all, the idea is to have more voices of music supporters represented at the newsstands, not fewer….

 

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