Rockstar Made

All about the LA Punk Bible that inspired Whole Lotta Red’s album art and an UNDERCOVER collection.

Founded in 1977 by graphic designer Steve Samiof and photographer Melanie Nissen — a power couple at the time — Slash began as a SoCal punk magazine, a product of its environment that arose because people saw the beginnings of a movement and the need to document it.

According to the podcast L.A. Meekly, which ran a whole episode on “Magazinophoba,” what…

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