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MOJO 269 / April 2016

The new MOJO magazine boasts a career-spanning confessional by eternal rock renegade and international treasure IGGY POP, in harness with Queens Of The Stone Age’s JOSH HOMME for an extraordinary new album – perhaps his last? A FREE COVERMOUNT CD, Gimme Danger, is compiled by Homme and features Iggy, Mark Lanegan, Masters Of Reality and 11 more tracks of dark and dusty rock. Also in this issue: Joni Mitchell’s sublime ’70s; The Kinks’ Dave Davies on acid and aliens; Damon Albarn’s Mali mission; Carly Simon spills the beans; Pulp slay Glastonbury. Plus: Tracey Thorn, Field Music, Michael Chapman, The Coral, Joe Bonamassa, Joanna Newsom, Hendrix’s flat, farewells to Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner and Dale “Buffin” Griffin. And more Bowie!

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CONTENTS / MOJO 269

FREE CD! MOJO Presents Gimme Danger: A desert rock compilation in association with Josh Homme
Having made a record for cover star Iggy Pop, the Queens Of The Stone Age leader has made one for us, selecting 14 outlaw tracks from the likes of Mark Lanegan, Mojave Lords, UNKLE, his own Desert Sessions incarnation plus an exclusive new track from Mr Pop. Dune-based danger never sounded so good!

Iggy Pop: His Life. His Rebirth – Exclusive interview
As Iggy Pop prepares to release new album Post Pop Depression, created with members of Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys, the punk icon reflects on a career like no other in a soul-baring interview, while his new collaborators explain why they’re happy to be Pop’s new stooges.

Joni Mitchell
How did a ’60s acoustic folk icon reinvent herself and confound critics – and fans – in the 1970s? Mitchell’s key collaborators relive their collective quest for creative freedom.

Dave Davies
Extraordinary scenes abound on a journey into the musical, magickal realm of the younger Kink brother. Marvel, as breakdowns, aliens, and brother Ray fail to keep a good man down.

Field Music
After 12 years of DIY prog-pop, and a hearty endorsement from Prince, is the world finally ready for the Brewis Brothers?

Tracey Thorn
The Everything But The Girl singer speaks in this month’s MOJO Interview about the highs and lows of life as an indie icon, and her new career as an acclaimed author.

Michael Chapman
Celebrating 50 years on the road, the hard-as-nails Yorkshire singer-songwriter provides a survival masterclass.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… The Coral / Primal Scream / Loretta Lynn / Nada Surf / Iggy Pop / Underworld / George Harrison / Rihanna / White Denim / The 1975 / Bob Mould / Kano / Meilyr Jones / Unloved / Pete Aves / Pete Yorn REISSUES… Flying Saucer Attack / Jeff Buckley / Alex Harvey / Count Ossie / Phil Collins / Pere Ubu / Streetwalkers / John Lee Hooker/ The Monochrome Set / Spoon / The Electric Prunes / Bonnie Prince Billy / Badly Drawn Boy… and more!

Plus! Damon Albarn heads back to Mali to make music, fight for human rights and, er, be crowned as a king / Terry Hall explains The Specials will fight on following the death of drummer John Bradbury / Jimi’s Joint! As Hendrix old London home becomes a museum, we take a closer look at the guitar legend’s soft furnishings and giant teddy bear / Joanna Newsom harps on at the Sydney Opera House / Inside Pulp’s 1995 Glastonbury Festival triumph / We bid farewell to The Eagles and Glenn Frey and Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner and salute how they changed American rock in very different ways… and much more!

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