MOJO Issue 197 / April 2010

MOJO Issue 197 / April 2010

FREE CD! DREAM POP! Starring Cocteau Twins, Panda Bear, Felt, Mercury Rev, Cluster & Eno, Beach House, Galaxie 500 and many more! PETER GABRIEL: The art-rock guru looks back on his astonishing 40-year career. From fronting progressive masters Genesis to solo pop success, his is a story of restless toil and adventure. With a new album set for release in March, Gabriel guides us through a unique life in music. PLUS! Kate Bush, Elbow and Vampire Weekend salute the legend!

COURTNEY LOVE: In this month’s mammoth MOJO Interview, Courtney Love talks custody battles and Kurt; grunge and glory; chaos and music. On the eve of the release of new album Nobody’s Daughter, the self-styled “suck-ass celebrity” reveals all to Steve Baltin.

JUDY COLLINS: She’s a folk legend, one of America’s greatest interpreters of song and the woman who discovered Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. Judy Collins talks to MOJO’s Sylvie Simmons.

SERGE GAINSBOURG: Photographer Tony Frank guides us through his unseen Gainsbourg archive, sharing his memories of a legendary and “completely unique” artist.

EELS: MOJO speaks to the creative whirlwind that is Mark Oliver Everett about success, tragedy, his new apocalyptic LP and a life “that keeps getting more and more mysterious”.

THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS: Roky Erickson and his band of Texan experimentalists dosed their electrified R&B with heavy, freak-out weirdness, thus laying the foundations for the acid revolution of the late ‘60s. We follow their trip from psychedelia to psychosis.

REVIEWED! 127 albums reviewed and rated! Including - Joanna Newsom, Ellie Goulding, Johnny Cash, Quasi, The White Stripes, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Broken Bells, Laura Marling, Jimi Hendrix reissued / Fela Kuti / Duran Duran / Galaxie 500 / The Stranglers / Aretha Franklin / The Specials 30th Anniversary Tour DVD / Midlake live and many, many more!

PLUS! Vampire Weekend discuss second album success / Peter Hook reopens Paradise Factory / In the studio with Jeff Beck / Mr Oizo & Flat Eric's one hit wonder / Rufus Wainwright preps new album / Wu Tang leader RZA's new career path / Alison Goldfrapp on how Prince changed her life.

AND FINALLY…Danger Mouse reveals all in this month's Rock'n'roll Confidential!