The new MOJO magazine is a bumper, bagged package, as an exclusive, super-candid interview with songwriting legend Elvis Costello is amplified by a bespoke, Costello-curated CD featuring the music that inspired him, and augmented by a 52-page book that explores Bob Dylan’s 12-volume Bootleg Series, looking beyond the official album releases to unveil Dylan’s secret history. Also in this issue: inside The Beatles’ new 50-track DVD; Jeff Lynne reboots ELO; Lou Reed’s doomed bid for pop stardom; Richard Hawley interviewed by Roddy Doyle. Plus: Morrissey, Jack White, Phil Collins, The Monkees, Guy Garvey, Gene Vincent, Fairport Convention, Foals, 140 Reviews and a chance to win the extraordinary 18-disc Collector’s Edition of Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Volume 12: The Cutting Edge!
It’s The Beatles! This month, as Apple prepare to reissue them with extraordinary restored video elements, MOJO celebrates all of the Fabs’ 27 Number 1 singles: unearthing the stories behind the songs that rocked the world. Plus! John Vs Paul: The Truth! Paul McCartney tells Paul Du Noyer what really went on inside the world’s greatest hit-making team, while the FREE covermount CD presents 15 killer Songs The Beatles Taught Us: Beatle faves from The Isleys to Barrett Strong. Also in the issue: Jean-Michel Jarre, Georgie Fame, Chrissie Hynde, David Bowie, Songhoy Blues, Bob Johnston, Dischord Records, King Crimson, Joanna Newsom, John Peel and U2. Yeah, yeah, and thrice yeah!
ON SALE FROM Tuesday, January 27, the new issue of MOJO features a WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Madonna, who surveys her controversial and canonical four-decade career in a sizzling, combative and compelling 13-page feature. To get to the heart of her innovative and edgy musical twists and turns, we harvest the insights of her chief musical collaborators, from Nile Rodgers and Pat Leonard to Stuart Price and Diplo, while our expert team unpicks her glistening sonic élan via five key recordings. If this wasn’t enough, this month’s FREE covermounted CD, Change The Beat, celebrates the No Wave/electro/post-punk disco vibe from which Madge emerged, with 14 funk-edged tracks by 23 Skidoo, Bush Tetras, Arthur Russell, ESG, Curtis Mayfield, Funkadelic and more… PLUS: Bob Dylan’s 20 best covers of other people’s songs; Ronnie Spector spills out her heart and soul; the New York Dolls’ David Johansen undergoes the forensic MOJO Interview; Sleater-Kinney tell their remarkable tale; The Go-Betweens reveal their strange inner workings; Sleaford Mods unveil their next album; Songhoy Blues arise; and Joe Strummer loses his car in Madrid. So get into the groove!