It is hard for me to decide whether I miss 1970s Rolling Stone, or Option magazine, or Musician magazine, as I found them so very thoughtful and fun. I still recall an interview in Rolling Stone with Mick Jagger when he discussed Artaud and the theatre of cruelty; and I recall the Option pieces with obscure new rock bands and very interesting world music artists; and Musician magazine’s serious treatment of popular performers and musicians. I guess I miss Option the most because I probably learned the most from it, that it most affected my taste by introducing me to new sounds.
RIP magazine, when Lonn was in charge, ’cause I had so much fun doing those stories and editing my fellow writers! It was the only metal mag with smart writing – I wouldn’t have even considered being on staff for any of the others in that genre.