FREE CD! PURPLE SOUL: A compendium of futurist R&B starring Arthur Russell, Blood Orange, Darondo, Poliça, The Stepkids, Gayngs and many more. PRINCE: EXCLUSIVE! Will Hodgkinson is granted an audience with the reborn soul-funk genius. Plus! The Purple 1’s London love-in.
RONNIE LANE: Pat Gilbert speaks to friends and family about the glorious highs and tragic lows of the ex-Face’s peripatetic solo years.
MOJO 20: Boy George Mrs O’Dowd’s boy remembers London squats and Bow Wow Wow dust-ups en route to the birth of Culture Club.
PAUL STANLEY: Starchild discusses childhood trauma, Wicked Lester and the survival instinct of the four-headed rock monster that is Kiss.
NENEH CHERRY: The Buffalo Stance gal is back, talking New York jazz, punk, ska and hip hop, and looking forward to a bright new future.
OASIS: Looking back with Bonehead on the hangovers and punk attitude that shaped 1994’s Definitely Maybe.
AZTEC CAMERA: Roddy Frame assesses the wrong moves, drug dips and self-doubt between 1983’s High Land, Hard Rain and today.
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