In this issue
FREE CD! HIGHWAY TO HELL: A 15-track compendium of the devil's best tunes! Featuring Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Gun Club, Black Mountain, Otis Spann, John Martyn, James Brown, Soulsavers and many more!
AC/DC: Not many bands would respond to the death of their beloved singer by reassembling to record the second biggest-selling album of all time, but then not every band are AC/DC. 30 years on, MOJO’s Sylvie Simmons, Phil Alexander and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott revisit the making of their bona fide rock classic Back In Black.
LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY: He reinvented reggae, revolutionised dub, gave the Clash “a start”, burnt down his legendary studio and mentored Bob Marley. In this month’s MOJO Interview, Lee Perry reveals all.
SCREAMING LORD SUTCH: 11 years after his death, the deranged demon of British rock’n’roll and politics is remembered by his bandmate Alan Clayson. MOJO presents the full, mad tale.
PAVEMENT: The slacker anti-heroes are back! MOJO presents an exclusive report from the inner sanctum of the most anticipated reunion of the year.
MALCOLM MCLAREN: Punk svengali and contrary traditionalist, Malcolm McLaren was many things to many people in the world of music. MOJO’s Mark Paytress looks back on the life of the late impresario.
BOB DYLAN 1970: Forty years after the release of Self Portrait and New Morning, MOJO’s Michael Simmons talks to the friends and collaborators that helped shape one of Dylan’s weirdest years in music.
DON MCLEAN: From folk troubadour to mainstream chart-topper, Don McLean was the most unlikely superstar of the 1970s. “I’m a loner”, he tells Mat Snow.
REVIEWED!: Phosphorescent / LCD Soundsystem / The Black Keys / Teenage Fanclub / Foals / Faust / The Hold Steady / The National / Neu! Vinyl Box / Exile On Main Street Deluxe / Frankie Goes To Hollywood / The Adverts / Raw Power Expanded / Alan Lomax in Haiti / Syd Barrett biog / Nowhere boy DVD / MOJO’s SXSW 2010 and many more!
PLUS!: Jack White keeps the vinyl flame burning / Joy Division exhibition unveiled / In the studio with Sheryl Crow, Black Mountain & Marc Almond / Jimmy Cliff speaks / Farewell, Alex Chilton, Jim Marshall & Charlie Gillett.
AND FINALLY…what connects Winston Churchill, Grandmaster Flash, the Taliban, Auto-Tune and Richard Nixon. MOJO has the answer...