MOJO Issue 194 / January 2010

MOJO Issue 194 / January 2010

FREE CD! THE WALL RE-BUILT: DISC TWO! MOJO celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s double album masterpiece with an exclusive re-recording featuring Engineers, Peter Broderick, Ralfe Band, Diagonal and many more. DAVE GROHL: From hardcore super-fan through the insanity of Nirvana to the conquering rock adventures of Foo Fighters and Them Crooked Vultures, Dave Grohl stands tall as one of music’s true heroes. In his most revealing interview ever, “the nicest man in rock” joins MOJO for a journey back through 25 years of mayhem, music and reinvention.

TOM PETTY: In this month’s MOJO interview, Tom Petty reflects on 40 years as America’s bard of blue collar rock. Being in a band with George Harrison and Bob Dylan, leading the Heartbreakers to the top of the charts, the professional highs and the personal lows; MOJO’s Mat Snow listens in.

THE BEST OF 2009 / THE TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: As another year slips by, we reflect on the best music of 2009, featuring Animal Collective, Dizzee Rascal, Richard Hawley, Johnny Marr, Florence & The Machine and many, many more. PLUS! The stars reveal the best thing they’ve heard all year!

STING: When the Police reunion tour ended, Sting was asked to record a Christmas album. “I do what I want and I don’t give a fuck,” he tells MOJO’s James McNair.

THE WALL PART 2 : MOJO presents director Sir Alan Parker’s world exclusive account of the making of The Wall movie while animator Gerald Scarfe reflects on the madness of this landmark meeting of music and cinema.

REVIEWED!: 125 albums reviewed and rated! Including – Them Crooked Vultures / Tom Waits / Laura Veirs / Blackroc / Swamp Dogg / Irma Thomas / Girls / Frank Sinatra / Ghana Special / Ill Wind / Paul Weller / Brenda Holloway and many, many more!

PLUS!: All Back To My Place with Julian Casablancas and Holly Johnson / Peter Gabriel talks new solo album / Lost Pink Floyd TOTP performance unearthed / Polystyrene’s self portrait / In the studio with Edwyn Collins / Brian May speaks / Welcome back Gerry Rafferty / Into the abyss with Sunn O))) / Farewell, Robert Kirby.

AND FINALLY: And the best of album of 2009 is…