A few years ago Blender vaulted to into position as one of the top music magazine in the United States. Today it is out of business though it will publish a more limited online edition.
For Blender, music was a Hollywood-style celebrity gossip contact sport, and they pushed the entire music magazine genre in that direction with their success. But for those who like that kind of journalism, Blender was the bible. The glossy rag also carried more - albeit very brief - record reviews than anyone, and it will live on in the press kits of hundreds of bands who never got ink anywhere else outside of their hometowns.
R.I.P. Blender. I won't miss you, but others will.