MOJO Issue 202 / September 2010

MOJO Issue 202 / September 2010

FREE CD! GOOD TMES, BAD TIMES: 15 original blues classics that have influenced the likes of Robert Plant, Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones and The White Stripes. Featuring tracks from Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Reed, Son House, John Lee Hooker and many more! ROBERT PLANT: Led Zeppelin's golden god comes clean to Keith Cameron about killing his past, reviving the Band Of Joy, Raising Sand II and how that "too heavy" 02 Reunion gig finally ended in an all-night kebab restaurant.

PHIL COLLINS: He's been the drumming heartbeat of Genesis, an authentic '80s megastar and an unlikely hero to hip-hop pioneers... "Omnipresent, wasn't I?" he tells Mark Blake. "I was so annoying."

THE CORAL: Most bands would consider being dropped by Sony and losing your genius guitarist a 'setback'. Not these trusted Merseyside mavens of melodic psychedelia. "We're stronger than ever," they tell Mark Paytress.

VAN MORRISON: It's a cosmic trip of uncategorisable wonder, retaining its magic 40 years on. Greil Marcus loses himself in the timeless daydream of Van the Man's undying masterpiece,Astral Weeks.

BLACK METAL: Out of prison, under a cloud, the protagonists in Norway’s black metal horrorshow have their say. How did music turn into murder? The truth is as shocking as the legend.

SOUL 70: From The Temptations and Funkadelic to Al Green and Stevie Wonder, MOJO celebrates 70 albums that epitomise the expansive, eclectic wonder of 1970s soul.

REVIEWED!: Arcade Fire / Cheikh Lô / Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan / Fuzzy Lights / Luke Abbott / Maximum Balloon / Lightnin' Hopkins / Queens Of The Stone Age / Southern Electric / Miles Davis / Burning Spear / Lee Perry & The Upsetters / The Groundhogs / Alice Clark and many more!

PLUS!: Lennon archive reissued / Marley master tapes catch a fire / Gilmour and Waters reunite / Soundcarriers and Endless Boogie emerge / Jimmy Webb comes clean / Foals dig Arthur Russell / Sandie Shaw returns / Peter Murphy reveals himself / The XX explain their essence / Futurama 3 hits Stafford.

AND FINALLY... The return of Stacia, Hawkwind’s naked handmaiden!