The new MOJO magazine is a must-have for admirers of David Bowie. The cover story is the exclusive inside skinny on his new album, ★ (Blackstar), backed up with a 35th Anniversary celebration of his 1980 classic, Scary Monsters, while all print issues come equipped with two fabulous Bowie art prints by celebrated portraitists Mick Rock and Duffy, all inside a posh card sleeve. Sealing the deal, it’s our annual round-up of the year’s finest music, with a Best Of 2015 CD featuring top acts including New Order, Julia Holter, Sufjan Stevens and Bill Ryder-Jones, plus an in-mag rundown of all the essential albums, reissues, films, books etc. Also inside: Laurie Anderson in depth, Fleetwood Mac relive Tusk, unseen AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen replenishes The River. Plus: Billy Gibbons, Lush, Don Henley, How To Buy Ace Records, and All Back To Crosby, Stills & Nash’s.
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, December 30, the new issue of MOJO features David Bowie’s 100 Greatest Songs – selected, analyzed and re-evaluated by our expert writers. It’s a cover story so big it required three collectable covers! [BUY YOUR FAVOURITE BELOW] And that’s just the beginning of our celebration of Bowie’s genius as we speak to his closest collaborators and reveal the secrets behind his great first album, The Man Who Sold The World. The Free CD provides more yet insight, with 15 songs from the artists whose influence paved the way for The Dame: David Bowie’s Heroes featuring music from Chuck Berry, Billy Fury, Frank Sinatra, The Pretty Things and more. Also in the issue: The Kinks in the ’70s, a tribute to Ian McLagan, plus R.E.M., FKA Twigs and bruising encounter with Black Flag legend Henry Rollins. Let’s dance…