ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.
ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.

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ROCK NEWS #1-4 (of 7 published). Paris: Sarl Fear Press Edition, November 1975 - May 1976.

Ed. Michel Esteban and Lizzy Mercier. The first four issues of this pioneering French magazine, which chronicled the emergence of the punk scenes in the US, UK and France, and brought Michel Esteban and Lizzy Mercier into contact with Lester Bangs, Richard and Lisa Robinson, and Danny Fields in the US, and Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood in England. Esteban and Mercier attended many early punk concerts in England, helped promote the first punk rock concerts in France with the Sex Pistols in September 1976, and promoted the French band Stinky Toys in England.

The first issue (November 1975) features 2pp. Iggy front cover article; 2pp. on New Order (Ron Asheton); reviews of 'Horses' (with back cover Robert Mapplethorpe sleeve photo), and Television's first single; news of The New York Dolls new line-up; and 4pp. on CBGB's (photos of The Ramones, Television, Patti Smith).

The second issue (February 1976) features a rare front cover photo of Patti Smith performing onstage with Television; a photo-illustrated article on Wayne County ("Le Lenny Bruce du Rock and Roll"); interviews with Talking Heads, Syl Sylvain, Richard Hell, The Ramones, Lenny Kaye (great photos of Patti Smith at The Bottom Line), and Tom Verlaine; centrespread featuring 12 rare photos from Max's and CBGB's; and back cover Roberta Bayley 'blood' shot of The Heartbreakers (as used for a New Year's Eve poster with the phrase 'Catch Them While They’re Still Alive', playing on the band's reputation as heavy drug users).

The third issue (April 1976) features an exclusive front cover feature/interview with Lou Reed by Danny Fields (4pp.); an interview with The Runaways by Kim Fowley; New Order; David Bowie; The Modern Lovers (incl. back cover); Iggy with Ray Manzarek at the Whisky; and an interview with James Williamson.

The fourth issue (May 1976), a 'Special Punk', features 4pp. on the London scene, including two rare photos of the Sex Pistols (with Jordan, Vivienne Westwood and Helen Wellington-Lloyd); and an 8pp. (Nuggets-inspired) "Punk Psychedelic 65-68" feature, with photo-illustrated capsule sections on 21 bands (13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds, The Standells, Electric Prunes et al).

Old UK price stickers to front covers of first and third issues; small top right corner loss to #3; o/w Very Good. Individual copies of Rock News are scarce, especially the first four issues, the best from arguably the first punk magazine.

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