Bob Dylan a born again Christian? It was the craziest thing anyone had ever heard. Yet as an imminent new Bootleg release clarifies, the change brought incandescent music as well as extraordinary stories. They’re all in the new MOJO magazine, along with a FREE CD that features an EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED DYLAN RECORDING – one of the jewels of his new box set – along with a soul-stirring mix of vintage gospel, country, blues and rock. Also in the issue: our tribute to the great Tom Petty; Jimmy Page finds amazing Yardbirds music in his vault; Bootsy Collins funks us up. Plus: the hair-raising life and times of Johnny Thunders, Hüsker Dü, Morrissey, Queen and Nadia Reid: our favourite new songwriter!
Five years since they split, R.E.M. take us back to the dawn of the ’90s to assess the impact of their landmark Out Of Time album and its aftermath, while our customary covermount CD celebrates the Golden Age of alternative rock with songs by Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads, Pavement, Galaxie 500 and more. Also in the issue: Brian Wilson writes of the fear that haunted The Beach Boys’ greatest music; we tell the definitive inside story of Bowie’s last act – Lazarus; Roy Harper emerges from hell; Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan box sets come under the microscope; Metallica’s Lars Ulrich gets (back) on the couch; Syd Arthur psych out Paul Weller; Paul Simon contemplates the end; gay rock and more!
BOB DYLAN’s BLONDE ON BLONDE album is a landmark in music: the ultimate combination of rock’n’roll thrills and lyrical mysteries. 50 years since its inception, MOJO devotes 19 pages to its wonders, with all-new interviews with the men who made it, plus an in-depth look at Dylan’s brand new album, Fallen Angels. Meanwhile, our free CD is a specially commissioned tribute to Blonde On Blonde, with covers by contemporary stars including Phosphorescent, Ryley Walker and more. A LIMITED EDITION package, with the album on double ‘blonde’ vinyl and a Dylan art print, is also available. Drill down for a 10-page celebration of the music of PRINCE; the wild and tragic tale of The Associates; Sean Lennon in his own right; 122 Reviews – including Radiohead, Laura Mvula, Paul Simon and The Beach Boys; and finally… Fat White Family meet Lady Gaga!