We’re dreaming of a Black Christmas, as the last ever shows of the legendary Black Sabbath constitute an occasion to celebrate one of the most influential rock bands of all time. We interview the three remaining original members – Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler – and assess their impact on punk, metal, grunge, avant-doom and more with the help of Dave Grohl and others. MOJO’s FREE CD also gets heavy, as Heavy Nuggets Vol.4 delivers mindblowing heaviosity from Wolf People, Boris, Sleep and more, plus Charles Bradley’s immense cover of Black Sabbath’s Changes. Also in the new issue: Sylvie Simmons (and Bono) hymn the greatness of Leonard Cohen; Aretha Franklin’s 1967 soul coronation; Steve Van Zandt remembers saving Paul Simon’s life; PLUS: our essential music tips for 2017. MOJO 279: it’s no turkey!
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!
The latest issue of MOJO magazine features an exclusive, career-spanning interview with Paul Weller, in which the legendary songwriter takes us through his 20 life-changing songs, from The Jam to latest solo album, Saturns Pattern. The free covermount CD is also Weller-endorsed, with 15 spaced-out contributions by Panda Bear, Sun Ra, Ryley Walker, Neu! and more. Also in the new issue: relive the Grateful Dead’s first trip, dip into Ian Hunter’s Diary Of A Rock’N’Roll Star… Pt 2, and attend Todd Rundgren’s Hawaiian barbecue. Plus! The Prodigy, Patti Smith, Billie Holiday, John Renbourn, Kurt Cobain, My Morning Jacket, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and heaps else besides.
FREE CD! THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN COVERED: MOJO presents a tribute to his classic 1967 debut with Michael Kiwanuka, Palace Songs, The Low Anthem, Bill Callahan, Liz Green, Field Music, Cass McCombs and more. LEONARD COHEN: The great singer-songwriter makes lunch … Continued
FREE CD!: COHEN COVERED. 15 of the rock poet’s greatest demon-exorcising songs as interpreted by some of his most fervent admirers, including Nick Cave, Dion, Josh Ritter, Judy Collins, Katie Melua and Martha Wainwright. PLUS! A previously unreleased recording of … Continued