MOJO Issue 176 / July 2008

MOJO Issue 176 / July 2008

FREE CD: DESTROY! 15 classic tracks from the year that punk broke! Step forward The Adverts, X-Ray Spex, Wire, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Eater and many, many more! SEX PISTOLS: 30 years after the group that changed everything first stormed the barricades, the ultimate punk band are once again firing on all cylinders. In a world exclusive, we dispatched four different writers to discuss the past, present and future with John Lydon, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook. “We really crash-coursed the universe!” they tell MOJO.

NEIL DIAMOND: In this month’s MOJO interview, the first man of American melody takes us on a journey through his incredible 40-year career. From 1940s Brooklyn to Glastonbury 2008, Neil Diamond has seen it all. Plus! Rick Rubin on Diamond in the studio!

FOALS: MOJO hits the road with the new math-rock masters as they take the chart-bothering stylings of their fabulous debut album to the Big Apple.

KID CREOLE: English teacher by day, Latin punk-funk superstar by night. MOJO’s Kris Needs tells the wild story of the legendary Kid Creole.

BEEFHEART & ZAPPA: It was one of the most powerful, far-out partnerships in modern American music. But what really lay at the heart of the relationship between Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa? MOJO reveals all.

REVIEWED! Fleet Foxes wow / Dennis Wilson’s masterpiece / My Morning Jacket return / Eli Reed arrives / Coldplay and Eno / Augustus Pablo / Rock On / Americana & Underground round-ups / Crystal Castles / Emmylou Harris / The Zutons and many, many more.

PLUS! Grace Jones for Meltdown / The Nips return / Bruce & Rick reply to Weller / Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip / Hawkwind / Chet Baker on film / Gene Simmons / Steve Miller / Gong.

AND FINALLY!…MOJO gets down in the mud with Al Green!