MOJO Issue 235 / June 2013

MOJO Issue 235 / June 2013

BLACK SABBATH: Reunited in the studio, following their toxic split in 1979, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler speak to Phil Alexander about the chaotic history and heavy legacy of Black Sabbath, their new album and their own mortality. JOHN FOGERTY: The hard-working architect of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s mythic Southern rock is now ready to talk to Bob Mehr about turbulent times, timeless tunes, family feuds and carrying on.

THE BREEDERS: On the 20th anniversary of their million-selling Last Splash the Deal sisters and gang look back with Martin Aston on the drugs, denial and strange band decisions that came in its wake.

ROD STEWART: Faces legend or bloated yacht-rocker, team player or “cheapest guy in the band”? Is it time to stop worrying and stand up for Rod Stewart?, asks Mat Snow.

DEERHUNTER: Remember when indie bands were fronted by witty, outspoken young rabble-rousers? Stevie Chick travels to Atlanta for an audience with the never-not-intense Bradford Cox, his band, and his dad.

123 REVIEWS: Primal Scream / Savages / Laura Marling / The Stooges / Vampire Weekend / The National / Ghostface Killah / Ian McCulloch / Wings Over America / Sun Records / Nick Drake / Motown Girls / Killing Joke / Miles Davis / Marc Bolan / The Eagles / Aaron Neville / Laura Mvula / My Bloody Valentine / The Moving Sidewalks and many more!

PLUS! Wu Tang Clan at Coachella / Echo & The Bunnymen / In the studio with Franz Ferdinand / Bonehead’s Self Portrait / Iggy Pop talks Stooges, Nico and Bowie’s art / Art Brut / Marley & Springsteen: Tour ‘ 73 / On the road with Biffy Clyro.

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