IN 2017, DAVE GROHL is a world-straddling rock titan with his band the Foo Fighters, touting a brand new album of his best songs yet; but 25 years ago, as he prepared to take the Reading Festival stage with an embattled Nirvana, his future was on a knife edge. ONLY in this month’s MOJO magazine, he relives the moments and celebrates the influences that made the songwriter and star of today, while a 15-track FREE CD showcases the American alternative rock revolution of 1989-92, with fierce tracks from Afghan Whigs, Pavement, Mudhoney and more. Also in the issue: David Gilmour goes back to Pompeii; Cat Stevens reclaims his past; while Sparks wave their freak flag high. Plus: Ian Dury & The Blockheads; Elvis – The Last Mystery; unseen Lou Reed by Mick Rock; LCD Soundsystem return… And: how Jimmy Webb struck MOR gold on PCP!
MOJO 276 is a Lou Reed Tribute Special, with a covermount CD that cherry-picks 15 incredible tracks from the late Bard Of New York’s RCA & Arista Albums Collection, including Lisa Says, Andy’s Chest, White Light/White Heat, Kill Your Sons and more. An in-depth cover feature includes the inside story of his glam masterpiece, Transformer, and asks Laurie Anderson the big question: what was Lou Reed REALLY like? Also in the issue: The Byrds ignite the psychedelic era with Eight Miles High; we explore Nick Cave’s brave new album; a celebration of ska master Prince Buster; checking in with troubled soul-folk superstar Michael Kiwanuka; how The Human League invented modern pop; punch-ups and Pornography with The Cure. Plus: Ward Thomas; Todd Rundgren on Laura Nyro; Hugh Cornwell on Mussolini; PiL; Leonard Cohen; Ray Charles; Springsteen’s memoir and Meat Loaf’s rubber duckies.
On sale from Tuesday, November 26, the latest issue of MOJO magazine lifts the lid on the making of Arcade Fire’s remarkable Reflektor and looks back on the unique life and times of the great Lou Reed. The free CD, 2013 The Best Of The Year, presents the finest songs of the last 12 months by Primal Scream, Bill Callahan, Deerhunter, John Grant, Low, Goldfrapp, Charles Bradley, Billy Bragg and more. Also in the issue: our MOJO 20 anniversary series continues with an exclusive interview with Motown legend Smokey Robinson, we hit the road with Primal Scream, look back at the punk promise of The Ruts and present our Review Of The Year featuring the 50 Best Albums Of 2013 and The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year.
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On sale from Tuesday, September 24, the latest issue of MOJO magazine goes large on Paul McCartney: his new album, New and the irksome fog of myth that surrounds the Beatles. The free CD, Songs In The Key Of Paul, presents power pop in the benign shadow of Macca; Flamin’ Groovies, Robyn Hitchcock, Cotton Mather, Yo La Tengo, Redd Kross and Squeeze pitch in. Also in the issue: Roger Taylor on Queen, Freddie, and Sacha Baron Cohen; Lou Reed; Earl Sweatshirt; and the new Arcade Fire album.
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