In honor of Paste Magazine's passing, here are five more print magazines we miss
The sad news is true: Paste Magazine Suspends Print Publication http://bit.ly/cZPXdB
Late last week Paste Magazine announced that it would be pulling the plug on its print edition, which, although saddening, doesn't come as much of a surprise, especially considering the recent spate of magazine closures. Even the ones who haven't gone dark have scaled back considerably, opting instead to publish online editions with a skeleton staff. Fact is, we've seen many music magazines come and go over the years. After the jump you'll find five bygone publications whose passing we lament the most.
5. Blender Blender was always kind of the douche-bag's compendium to pop-music, but that doesn't mean it didn't have its moments. Sure, it was all about sex, drugs and rock and roll, but it was a one-of-a-kind type of deal. Where else could you find half-naked people, childish top-ten lists and reviews of Billboard chart-toppers all in one place (well, besides Backbeat, that is)? The blog is still up and running by one single person, Conrad Doucette, leading us to believe the brand is being kept alive for one reason or another.
4. Metal Edge You'd think that a magazine with a title like Metal Edge would have been capable of living forever, but as it turns out, the magazine couldn't even outlast Ozzy Osbourne. It didn't survive online either, which begs the question: "Where do metal-heads get their Yngwie Malmsteen news from these days?"