In this issue
Free CD! THE NEW DICTIONARY OF BLUES AND SOUL. 15 modern soul and blues classics-in-the-making from Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, James Hunter, Edgar Jones, The Black Keys, Seasick Steve, Pete Molinari, Sharon Jones and more.
THE ROLLING STONES: Their 1968! Forty years on, the watershed year of revolution and upheaval via the paradigms of rock’n’roll rebellion.
PLUS: Mick, Keith and Martin Scorsese on the concert film of the century, Shine A Light…
JACKSON BROWNE: Acid, burnout, suicide: the Warren Beatty of ’70s West Coast singer-songwriters tells all.
BLACK CROWES: Fussing and fighting with the blitzed brothers of Southern throwback rock, back for a second bite of the cherry.
SHIRLEY COLLINS: How the Britfolk songstress travelled the US with the king of the song-collectors and unearthed blues maestro Mississippi Fred McDowell.
THE ROXY: The full warts'n'warts story of the definitive punk venue’s rise and fall.
HARRY NILSSON: The innocent ’60s pop genius who became John Lennon's debauched ’70s side-kick. A Rabelaisian, tragic-comic carouse.
REVIEWED! R.E.M. Accelerate / Moby stays still / Bob Dylan’s on the mic / Baby Dee think outside the box / Billy Bragg flies his red flag / Lemonheads revive It’s A Shame About Ray / Nick Cave rocks out / Young Knives come good / An Australian punk archive beguiles / Foals do the jerk / Squeeze, Beck and OMD get expanded
PLUS! How Alan Klein invented Britpop in 1964 / Salif Keita at his sparse best / How to buy Steely Dan / Morrissey’s spurned guitarists / Fred Wesley mutinies on the James Brown bus / Gnarls Barkley and War return / John Stewart and Jeremy “Bickershaw” Beadle depart
AND FINALLY! The madness of Diamanda Galas