In this issue
FREE CD! HARRISON COVERED: MOJO presents an exclusive tribute to George starring Show Of Hands, Richie Havens, Ron Sexsmith, The Felice Brothers, Yim Yames, Emmy The Great, Jonathan Wilson featuring Graham Nash, The Webb Sisters & more!
GEORGE HARRISON: As the 10th anniversary of his death approaches, MOJO celebrates the life and music of “the quiet Beatle”. Michael Simmons talks to Paul, Ringo, Pattie, Olivia, Tom Petty, and many more to cast new light on the man that millions adored but few truly knew.
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT: “Scared” kid, college drop-out and “new Dylan”, America’s king of confessional song opens up to Phil Sutcliffe and talks life, sex, death. Oh, and about Rufus and Martha too...
BJÖRK: Can Iceland’s mad-eyed screamer save the entire record industry with Biophilia, her new album-cum-app? “All the old rules, they don’t work any more,” she tells Mark Paytress.
JEFF BRIDGES: The Dude recruits his old pal T Bone Burnett to produce his first album for Blue Note. “Music is in me,” he tells Sylvie Simmons as she joins the Oscar-winner on the road.
BEIRUT: How did an archetypal bedroom musician become the leader of the hottest band in the indie-rock blogosphere? David Sheppard hears Zach Condon’s unlikely tale of sonic adventure and emotional turmoil.
THE WATERBOYS: The self-styled architect of Big Music faced down the ‘80s stadium rock challenge, then withdrew to Ireland. “I started to see gods in people’s faces,” Mike Scott tells James McNair.
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD: What happens when John Lydon teams up with Cream’s ex-drummer, former Zappa “stunt” guitarist Steve Vai and jazz legend Miles Davis? Keith Cameron on the making of one of the most complex, bracing rock LPs of modern times...
REVIEWED: Tom Waits / Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds / Coldplay / Radiohead / Tori Amos / Merle Haggard / Jackie DeShannon / Real Estate / Phil Spector / The Jesus and Mary Chain / Nirvana / The Smiths / Jimi Hendrix / Little Feat / Elvis Presley and many more!
PLUS! New Order reunite...sort of / Introducing The Stepkids / In the studio with Kiss / Jeffrey Lewis delivers his Self-Portrait / Lindsey Buckingham speaks / In Toronto with Feist / Farewell, Jerry Leiber...
AND FINALLY... Martin Scorsese’s new, epic George Harrison documentary – the verdict is in!