MOJO 248 / July 2014

On sale from Tuesday, May 27, the latest issue of MOJO magazine celebrates the power and the glory of Led Zeppelin via a 21-page Zep-fest that features an exclusive interview with Jimmy Page, our countdown of the band’s 50 greatest tracks (as compiled by MOJO and you!) and our verdict on the new expanded album remasters. The free CD – our third volume Heavy Nuggets – collects 15 gems from the hard rock underground and includes tracks from Atomic Rooster, Pentagram, Ancient Grease, Heavy Jelly and more. Also in the issue: Hank Marvin recalls being at Number 1 at the age of 20, Joan Baez talks music, politics, Dylan and prison, paisley pop crooner Paolo Nutini joins us to discuss the folk, soul and jazz roots of his new album, we look back at the life and times of Echo & The Bunnymen’s Pete De Freitas and listen in as master rapper Nas remembers the making of his 1994 masterpiece, Illmatic. CLICK TO BUY THIS ISSUE ONLINE

MOJO 248 / July 2014

FREE CD! HEAVY NUGGETS III: 15 gems from the hard rock underground, Atomic Rooster, Crow, Pentagram, Bang!, Cain, Josefus, Ancient Grease, Heavy Jelly and more! LED ZEPPELIN: MOJO’s gargantuan 21-page celebration includes... Their 50 Greatest Tracks, as chosen by MOJO, Black Keys, Jeff Beck, Rick Rubin, Primal Scream, ZZ Top and YOU?, Jimmy Page on the end of The Yardbirds and the rise of Zep and the new Zep remasters reviewed by Jon Savage.

MOJO 20: Hank Marvin The Shadows’ Fender bender exits his teens, enters a world of monster hits.

JOAN BAEZ: America’s venerable voice of folk protest invites Sylvie Simmons into her treehouse to talk music, politics, Dylan, Dr. King, prison and the past.

PAOLO NUTINI: The Paisley pop crooner meets James McNair to dissect the Italian, folk, soul and jazz roots of his new album.

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Twenty-five years ago, this remarkable Liverpool band lost their charismatic drummer in a tragic accident. Keith Cameron details the short, remarkable life of Pete De Freitas.

NAS: The interior East Coast rap master speaks to Alan Light about the genesis and legacy of his 1994 masterpiece Illmatic.

REVIEWED: Th Jack White / Ray LaMontagne / Kasabian / Lee Fields / The Phantom Band / Santana / LCD Soundsystem / Neil Young / First Aid Kit / Chrissie Hynde / Morrissey / Craig Leon / Pink Floyd / Josef K / Paul Weller / Dead Moon / Roy Orbison / Alex Chilton / George Harrison / Kurt Cobain / Viv Albertine / Jay-Z / Janelle Monáe

PLUS!: Jonny Greenwood: There Will Be Blood live! / In the studio with Paul Buchanan / Natalie Merchant’s Self Portrait / Introducing Taylor McFerrin / Jennifer Herrema’s Mind Blowers / Nicky Wire’s Rock’n’roll Confidential / Wild Beasts live in London and much more...