MOJO Issue 188 / July 2009

MOJO Issue 188 / July 2009

FREE CD! ROOTS, FRIENDS AND INFLUENCES: 14 tracks that influenced, inspired and are admired by the Kings Of Leon. Including The Band, The Cribs, Clinic, Little Willie John and many, many more! KINGS OF LEON: In between battling each other and hiding beneath varying levels of facial hair the Followill brothers found time to conquer the world. “No more boner lines,” they tell Paul Elliott.

TRENT REZNOR: NIN frontman talks mental institutions, self-hatred, rural isolation, MTV theatrics and his new life of sobriety.

SEX PISTOLS: It only lasted nine days but it felt like an eternity. Jon Savage returns to his England’s Dreaming Tapes to tell the story of The Pistol’s legendary US tour.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK: The psychedelic Ray Davies talks to Stevie Chick about his 30-year quest for immortality.

THE FACES: Four guys walk into a bar… photographer Tom Wright remembers his time with Rod, Woody, Plonk and Mac.

JAMES TAYLOR: Just how did a fresh faced, Beatles-endorsed pop messiah fall so far, and make it back again? “I’m recovering every day,” he tells Peter Doggett.

REVIEWED!: Kasabian go loony / The Dead Weather forecast / Neil Young’s Archive / The story of punk / James Brown ’70-’72 / Anvil smell the love… and much, much more!

PLUS!: The Velvet Underground / Graham Coxon / On the road with Doves / RIP John Weller / MOJO Rising: Dan Deacon and Vieux Farka Touré / How To Buy Bert Jansch / Kevin Archer says hello and goodbye to Dexys Midnight Runners.

AND FINALLY… “Yo, what’s up? It’s your boy Diddy.” P Diddy joins the Arctic Monkeys! Eh?