FREE CD! HARVEST REVISITED: Neil Young’s classic album re-recorded exclusively for MOJO by Villagers, Phosphorescent, Doug Paisley, Smoke Fairies, Neville Skelly, Chip Taylor, Jane Weaver, Kelley Stoltz, Sam Amidon and Danny And The Champions Of The World. NEIL YOUNG: For MOJO’s bumper 25-page anniversary tribute a cavalcade of stars (Paul McCartney, David Crosby, Metallica, MGMT, Rush etc) choose their fave Neil compositions, Phil Sutcliffe tells the story of Harvest, Nils Lofgren explains how to play with Shakey, while the Youngster himself spills all to Sylvie Simmons on the ancient mystic art of songwriting.
BOB GELDOF: Music journalist, square-peg Dublin punk, Live Aid, Live 8. Paula Yates, moonscapes of grief, couldn’t-keep-his-mouth-shut. As ever. Love, sex, anger, death. Danny Eccleston gets a word in edgewise.
ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN: Or what happened when a Seattle grunge pioneer met the cellist from Belle And Sebastian and set about singing duets. Keith Cameron arranges a meeting with the tunesome twosome at the Good Luck Bar, Los Feliz, California.
NEW FOR 2011: From fresh new sounds to returning legends, Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis “Technicolor kitchen-sink rock’n’roll” to the new Danger Mouse Italio super group, MOJO selects the artists and albums that will keep us warm in the new year.
LEMMY: Motörhead’s indestructible Obersturmbannführer, the Captain Hook of speed-fuelled rock’n’roll, opens up to James McNair about the highs and lows of a life lived at full throttle.
REVIEWED! P.J Harvey / Anna Calvi / Jonny / Wire / Ebsen & The Witch / The Decemberists / British Sea Power / Pearl Jam / Gang Of Four / Kanye West / Wanda Jackson / The Jayhawks / Joy Division / Gil Scott-Heron / Royal Trux / Dinah Washington and many, many more.
PLUS! R.E.M return / Save the 100 Club / Iggy The Eskimo speaks / Welcome back Poly Styrene / This month in 1961 / Public Enemy’s masterpiece revisited / Alan McGee’s rock’n’roll confidential / The Smiths vs. David Cameron…
AND FINALLY…how do you survive five decades of rock’n’roll excess? One of the stars of this month’s issue has the answer.