Monday, 9 January 2017
Team Rock back!
Thirty-year-old Metal Hammer magazine and stablemates Classic Rock and Prog have been given a new lease of life after being saved from closure by Future Publishing, owner of titles including Guitarist, Total Film and T3. The titles, along with the Golden Gods Awards and the Classic Rock Awards, suspended publication and faced closure after owner TeamRock, the self-styled “home of rock and metal”, went into administration in December. A Just Giving campaign launched by Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward before Christmas, to help the 73 Team Rock staff laid off by administrators, exceeded its £20,000 target by 317% within three days of launch. Future Publishing, the publicly listed digital, events and magazine company, has struck deal to buy the magazines, events and licence for the Team Rock digital radio service for £800,000.