Music fans mourn end of magazine

LONDON (AP) — British music magazine NME, which helped mold musical tastes for several generations, will stop publishing its weekly print edition.

Publisher Time Inc. UK said Wednesday that it will be “focusing investment on further expanding NME’s digital audience.” The final weekly edition will appear Friday.

Founded in 1952 as New Musical Express, the magazine became essential reading for fans and a coveted platform for musicians through the eras of Beatlemania, prog-rock, punk, indie and more.