What are your favorite music magazines - and why?

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  1. tubedood

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    In the mid to late 1980's I had quite the collection of "Guitar for the Practicing Musician" (GFTPM) magazines. Cool interviews and a lot of tablature. Wish I still had it today! Was my favorite magazine (right up there with Super Chevy and Hot Rod hahaa)!
     
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  3. Charlie Bernstein

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    You might check out Blue Suede News, the rockabilly rag. Has sort of the same vibe as VG, but with a narrower focus.
     
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    I used to subscribe to Guitar Player until Michael Molenda became editor and started using the magazine to try and make himself famous. He liked to promote his Monkee's tribute band.
    My subscription to Premier Guitar expires next month and I won't be renewing it. The editor Shawn Hammond is becoming a magazine pulpit preacher just like Michael Molenda was.
    It would appear these young guys have no idea what a good editor is supposed to do. Edit. Not write 1000 word essays every month about their opinion on everything.
     
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    Another vote for Tape Op
     
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    I haven't had a magazine subscription since the late 80's, GP at the time if I recall.
    No time for 60% adverts, 30% filler and 10% fiber any longer.

    I have visited a used bookstore a couple times this past year and sifted through "vintage" magazine stacks.
    Thousands of mags to find a couple "articles" of interest.

    I need fiber and less crap in my diet!
     
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    When I was in my teens (late 80s-early 90s) I rarely missed an issue of Guitar World. I’ve subscribed to Rolling Stone a few times over the years. These days, I just get my fix online. I’ll still occasionally grab an RS at B&N. I’ve come close to buying Mojo and other imports a bunch of times, but always talk myself out of it. I just can’t bring myself to pay $10-plus for a single issue of a magazine.
     
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    It wasn't until I hit my fifties that I had enough disposable income to sink into frills like magazine subscriptions. So now it's a not-so-guilty pleasure. Right now I'm getting Fretboard Journal and Living Blues.

    Actually, I like ads. (LB has 'em. FJ doesn't.) It's fun to see what's out there and who's doing what. E.g., bought Ry Cooder's Prodigal Son a few months ago because I saw an ad. Glad I did!
     
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    I looked up Ry Cooder's Prodigal Son, because you read an ad in a magazine.

    It's like breathing second hand smoke, I just can't get away from magazine ads, even after I kicked the habit!

    : )
     
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    None of the above. I listen to the music I like. I play what I can. Nothing else matters.
     
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