THE BEATLES: For John, Paul, George and Ringo 1963 was the year it all exploded. In this 21-page MOJO special Jon Savage, Pat Gilbert, Andrew Male and a certain Paul McCartney examine the seismic shifts that transformed the group and gave the world With The Beatles. NEIL TENNANT: Pet Shop Boys’ zen alderman is wise and thoughtful on matters rock, pop, dance and extra-curricular. Ian Harrison gets underneath the archness.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Josh Homme, captain of the Queens’ libertine pirate ship, talks to Stevie Chick about desert roots, second acts and the fog of near death.
WILLIE NELSON: The eternal-trucking standard-bearer of quality country music takes time out from his 80th birthay to shoot the breeze and reminisce with Andy Fyfe.
ARTHUR BROWN: His stage shows scared Hendrix. His audience retreated in fear. He lived on apples and acid. Mike Barnes welcomes you to the crazy world of Arthur Brown.
REVIEWED: Matias Aguayo / Mavis Staples / Pet Shop Boys / Tunng / Editors / These New Puritans / Guy Clark / Zomby / Glen Campbell / Burt Bacharach / The Teardrop Explodes / Quasimoto / ZZ Top / Doris / Ginger Baker doc / Stone Roses doc / Wings live / Buried Treasure: Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder. And many more.
PLUS!: How To Buy… Pink Floyd / The Stone Roses: Live In London / The Lennon Tapes Revealed / In the studio with Paolo Nutini / Robyn Hitchcock’s Self Portrait / Introducing Jasmine Hamdan and James Holden / Jim Jarmusch’s Mind Blowers / Grant Hart / Miles Kane / The Tom Robinson Band / On the road with Tom Odell/ Farewell, Ray Manzarek and Trevor Bolder.