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monkey
Stoke On Trent
365 posts
Reg: 18/2-06
Posted: 2013-04-06 13:56   » Email
Just thought I'd post a topic, does anyone out there read Rock Magazines such as CLASSIC ROCK (UK), ROCK HARD (GERMANY) etc etc and if so are you influenced by what they say and do you think they should give more coverage to less well known bands such as DEMON.

russel
Sweden, Örebro
261 posts
Age: 50 years
Reg: 2/5-06
Posted: 2013-04-06 20:23   » Website
Haven't bought a rock mag. for years, it just doesn't make sense for me these days as there's the webzines and more direct info from the artists themself at their sites/facebooks etc..

But I know a few people still buying and reading Razz

lordherzkatheter
Germany
31 posts
Reg: 24/3-10
Posted: 2013-04-07 11:52
It depends. The german edition of Classic Rock is generally not very well written, it features mainly rather generic stories about bands, and I prefer interviews. Rock Hard is better written, but I don't like how they seem to report exclusively about the latest musical fashion trends in Metal - and some Prog Metal (of which the editor is a fan). But I do read Doctor Who magazine... Laughing

My main problem with the music press is that they all seem to have an agenda, and most of it is dictated by labels. So, I usually buy a magazine if there is something that is of interest for me, like, for instance, a two page Dave Hill interview or a Demon history would make me buy any magazine.

But as for influencing my taste, I'd say rather not, I discover new bands (or new records by old bands) either by consciously searching for things I might like - or because friends tell me about it. The stuff that gets a massive hype in the music press (for example, Joe Bonamassa, who certainly is a good guitarist, but nowhere near the greatness the music press attributes to him), usually doesn't live up to it.

I'd rather see Demon embrace the "social media" platforms more, it's a. cheaper (usually free) and b. it connects directly to the fans.
NP: David Bowie - The Next Day (album)

Space Dog
Barmstedt
195 posts
Age: 52 years
Reg: 3/5-06
Posted: 2013-04-07 12:15   » Email
No, currently i do not. But i did when i was much younger (16, 17) or when it contained a demo review or something like that about my own band. At least i am interested in new stuff (when i have got the time for it).
...and if god would have intented to let us describe music by words he would had given us a much more specific language instead of ears :-)
Means, i need to listen to it to get my own impression. And there are more than enough media and possibilities to listen to music before you buy it. It won´t help me just to read about it, but i must agree reading about it could help to filter some stuff before listening to it.
So, anyway, both methods take time most of us do not have nowadays.
Toirdealbach
Birmingham
32 posts
Reg: 2/2-09
Posted: 2013-04-15 22:35
I do, I buy Classic Rock magazine. But I have to admit, I find it very hit-and-miss. I find the mag gives too much space for bands that were more cult than rock. If you like bands like: Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC etc, then your tastes are covered. Also, and bizarrely (to me), if you like bands like: The Cult, Aztec Camera and Kate Bush etc, again, your tastes will be covered. I am yet to find a mag that covers bands that have been the staple of rock, especially British rock, for the last twenty-to-thirty years ie, Demon, Magnum, UFO, Saxon etc. I would be forever grateful to anyone who could recommend such a mag.
KCX
Washington,USA
30 posts
Age: 60 years
Reg: 25/2-07
Posted: 2013-04-28 01:38   » Email
Hey Mike (monkey) ! I,myself used to subscribe to Classic Rock mag years ago...but haven't re-newed my sub. since. I have a friend who still gets it...but sez it's not what it used to be. I would love to see them get back to the days of covering "new" bands...or ones that haven't been covered for a long time (ie: Demon). I think most go online now to see what's happening with their faves,etc. ...alas,modern technology...but to me,seems like something's lost along the way with that...oh well. Talk to ya',later,monkey ! In Rock on !!!
NP: Demon Diamonds

GOUDG
Kidsgrove Stoke On Trent Staffordshire England
339 posts
Age: 54 years
Reg: 8/5-06
Posted: 2013-04-28 19:22   » Email
I used to read the magazines but they don't have the right content for me anymore as I'm not a fan of what's called rock these days ie: queens of the stoneage , slipnot etc. I also prefere to get my info on new bands online and updates from my favourite bands online also as I Feel we get closer to the artist online rather than via a magazine as we used to do
[Edited 2013-04-28 19:23]
Saleck
Huddersfield, UK
58 posts
Age: 31 years
Reg: 22/3-12
Posted: 2013-05-05 13:46   » Website
I tend to read The Metal Observer. Reviews all the time of the latest releases. I tend not to read about what bands have to say cause its usually more or less the same.

TMO is how I found about 98% of the bands I listen too so its worth having a look at if you fancy expanding your Metal horizons ;)
NP: Kalmah - Rust Never Sleeps
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