THIS MONTH MOJO commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s musical revolution with an exclusive step inside his studio realm – courtesy of his closest sonic confidant – and a celebration of the 27 songs that landmarked his too-short life. Our covermount CD is also Jimi-themed: Kiss The Sky is a 15-track trek from the blues to the stars and beyond. Also in the issue: The Clash take punk to the provinces in spring ’77; Roger Waters picks a fight; Dan Auerbach says The Black Keys will have to wait; The Selecter relive their 2-Tone travails. Plus: Father John Misty trips out; Depeche Mode go live; Steve Earle by his own hand; OK Computer rebooted; Warren Zevon reassessed; And: U2; Scott Walker; Oumou Sangare; The National; Kraftwerk; Ride; farewell, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Saxa; Dylan at Newport ’63. And finally: how John Lennon freed John Sinclair with a bagful of drugs.
The Black Keys
In a massive WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE, MOJO chinks glasses with KEITH RICHARDS, the Rolling Stones riff machine on the occasion of his new solo album. Mick, Brian, coke, the cops and his reading matter – all are up for grabs. Read it while treating your lugholes to 15 tracks of Keith-inspiring music – Little Richard, Jay McShann, Jimmy Reed, Sanford Clark – on our free covermount CD, Life Companion. Also in this month’s magazine: inside Simon & Garfunkel’s awkward alliance; New Order weigh life with and without Hooky; Tame Impala take their psych pop to the next level… Plus! 150 reviews; the wildest rock films ever; Yes man Chris Squire remembered; and what happened when P-Funk ingenue Ruth Copeland met Sly Stone’s baboon. Happy? You will be.
On sale from Tuesday, April 29, the latest issue of MOJO magazine enters the orbit of one of the world’s biggest and best bands, the mighty Black Keys. We travel to Nashville to discuss the joys of success and the perils of fame with Ohio “underdogs” Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The free CD, The Black Keys And Friends, features 15 tracks by Dr. John, Bo Diddley, Pete Molinari, R.L. Burnside, The Sheepdogs and many more alongside the Keys’ new single, Fever, and a super rare version of Gold On The Ceiling. Also in the issue: Jeff Beck talks new sounds, old friends and going it alone; Chrissie Hynde looks back on 40 years of The Pretenders; we present the “odd, fantastic and ridiculous” saga of Wreckless Eric; Pixies discuss their plans for a post-Kim Deal future; Linda Ronstadt looks back on her remarkable life in music and we travel back to the winter of 1967 with Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.
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