Maximum Rocknroll, the country's longest-running punk fanzine, announced Sunday that it will discontinue its print edition this spring.
The announcement offered scant financial details, and the monthly magazine reportedly climbed out of debt in recent years, but only three more issues will appear before it adopts a web-only format.
"Needless to say, the landscape of the punk underground has shifted over the years, as has the world of print media," the announcement reads.
Founded by Tim Yohannan in 1982, the magazine features a mix of columnists, reviews, interviews and scene reports with an international focus. Run by volunteers or "shitworkers," its content coordinators, who both edit and manage the publication, live rent-free at the magazine's longtime headquarters in San Francisco but receive no other compensation.
Lauded and derided as the "punk bible," MRR has maintained a deeply anti-corporate stance, for instance refusing to provide coverage to major label releases, and courted controversy locally and nationally since its inception, exerting a significant influence on punk ideology.