In this issue
FREE CD! THE CHANGING MAN. Three lost Paul Weller classics sit alongside 15 gems from the likes of theSmall Faces, William Bell, Gil Scott-Heron, The Staple Singers, Bob Marley and many, many more!
PAUL WELLER: As The Modfather turns 50 and gears up to release his new double set 22 Dreams, MOJO’s Pat Gilbert joins the man who brought us The Jam, The Style Council, Wild Wood and Stanley Road for a booze-blitzed journey through the last thirty years.
DOLLY PARTON: The Queen of country hits the UK to discuss Elvis, the Grand Ole Opry, Porter Wagoner, Jack White, and why she’ll never pander to “someone else’s rules”.
SLASH: In this month’s MOJO interview, the world’s last standing guitar hero talks snakes, heart defibrillators, heroin, the departure of Velvet Revolver’s Scott Weiland and why he’ll always have a “tight” relationship with old chum Axl. Plus! We revisit Slash’s 10 greatest recorded moments and delve into the labyrinthine world of Chinese Democracy.
BOBBY BLAND: He’s the original soul genius that continues to wow generations of performers around the globe. In a world exclusive, MOJO joins Mick Hucknall in Memphis as he spends an inspirational afternoon talking to the man himself.
PRINCE BUSTER: The Godfather of Ska, Cecil Bustamante Campbell (aka Prince Buster) has just celebrated his 70th Birthday. In a five-page special, the Jamaican-born rhythm king leads us “out beyond the jungle”.
MID-TERM REPORT: As spring turns to summer, MOJO profiles the ten new acts that are set to soundtrack the second-half of 2008. Synth-pop! Pastoral harmonies! Garage rock dub sunshine?! Step forward one and all.
REVIEWED! Introducing Bon Iver’s stunning debut / Paul Weller’s double dreamer / Neil Diamond’s come home / The Futureheads return / Sparks get exotic / The Fall / Decca Psyche / Scarlett Johansson / Mudhoney / Pete Molinari / Captain Beefheart / Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip / Aphex Twin and much, much more!
PLUS! The Bunnyman are back / New Joy Division doc / Lennon lyrics galore / Alison Goldfrapp reveals her self portrait / The Cribs and Johnny Marr / Gimme Shelter again / Rock On Revisited / On the rise: Julie Fowlis and Fucked Up / At home with Iron & Wine.
AND FINALLY! Allen Toussaint plays the MOJO Club! We’ll say that again - Allen Toussaint plays the MOJO Club!