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Wolfgang Vault Revives Crawdaddy!

SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Wolfgang's Vault has revived Crawdaddy! as a weekly online rock magazine. Crawdaddy! was the first U.S. magazine of rock music criticism founded in 1966 by Paul Williams, who will serve as the advisory editor for the online counterpart. Remaining true to the integrity of the original publication, Crawdaddy! is committed to writing and reporting that will offer a literate, existential look at music as the centerpiece of cultural analysis; as an art form that reflects our society. Every Wednesday a new issue will be available online at

Some of the features of Crawdaddy! include writing contributions from Williams, a music news blog, exclusive profiles, features and interviews with well-known and obscure music artists from the '60s to today, commentary on music/tech gear and reviews of books, CDs, and DVDs. Additionally, the online magazine will delve into the political arena with featured social commentary.

"The music industry has changed tremendously since the first issue of Crawdaddy!, so it is important for us to give readers a place where they can continue to look at how music mirrors our culture and political climate," said Jocelyn Hoppa, editor in chief, Crawdaddy!.

"I have always believed it is important to write about what you love and are awakened by, as well as write to and for others whom you know would have a similar experience if they heard the same music," said Williams. "This is what the rebirth of Crawdaddy! is all about, sharing the music."

Williams, widely regarded as the godfather of rock criticism, started Crawdaddy! magazine at the age 17 from his dorm room at Swarthmore College in 1966. Almost two years before Rolling Stone came into existence, Williams introduced a new, unique form of rock journalism to the American public. The magazine became a forum for journalists to write intelligently about music that helped rock gain its much-deserved cultural significance through verbal celebration. Crawdaddy! is now owned and distributed digitally through its' parent company, Wolfgang's Vault.

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen