TOWNSHEND JAMS WITH THE ZUTONS30 Jun 2006

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The Who’s guitar magus Pete Townshend has spend the last few weeks on the road with Roger Daltrey but he’s also taken the opportunity to jam with all-manner of musical pals, including The Flaming Lips, E from Eels and, most recently, The Zutons.

Part of Townshend and Rachel Fuller’s In The Attic sessions – filmed podcasts that are available via www.intheattic.tv/index.cfm - Pete and The Zutons ran through a version of Mary Ann With The Shaky Hand backstage at Bristol Football Club on June 28. The Zutons will re-join The Who when they play the two-day Hyde Park Calling festival in London this Sunday July 2.

Roger Waters headlines tomorrow night performing Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety and the ex-Floyd bassist is rumoured to be playing a set that will run to three hours.

Saturday’s line-up also includes Robert Cray, Suzanne Vega, the Lightning Seeds, Texas and Starsailor, although a musical break will occur in order for the crowd to watch the England vs Portugal football match at 4.00pm. Day tickets for Hyde Park Calling are available from the box office on site and cost £45.00 each.


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THE WHO USE MOJO ARTWORK

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The Who have elected to use MOJO’s February 2006 cover for the artwork of their new EP Wire And Glass. Shot by reknown photographer Ross Halfin, the black and white image captures Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey in a Kray Twins styled pose.

The EP itself is released via Polydor on July and features a mini opera in six parts. Mirror Door, the longest segment of the piece will air tonight on MOJO Rocks – MOJO Radio’s Friday rock show as part of a special edition dedicated to the launch of Hyde Park Calling – the inaugural festival which features headliners Roger Waters performing Dark Side Of The Moon on Saturday night and The Who on Sunday.

Those unable to attend will be able to watch selected tracks of The Who’s set via an exclusive service offered by www.The WhoLive.com In addition to this The Who will make their live sets available for purchase via their website www.thewho.com

Hear Mirror Door tonight by tuning in to MOJO Radio at 9.00pm on Sky Digital (channel 0182), Freeview (channel 721) or via mojo4music.com

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Win an Engraved Johnny Cash iPod Nano

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In the months leading up to his passing on September 12, 2003, Johnny Cash had been recording new material with producer Rick Rubin. An all-new album taken from those sessions "American V: A Hundred Highways" will be released on the July 3. It will include the last song Cash ever wrote.

Last year, Rubin began going through these final recordings. He admitted, "I kind of dreaded doing it, after Johnny passed, going back and listening to it...it was difficult.
"With all of the albums Johnny and I made together, our goal was for each one to be the best it could possibly be, and that remained the case with 'American V."

We've got an Johnny Cash engraved iPod Nano with the album pre-loaded onto it to give away, simple click the link below to enter.

Click here to enter the competition

Tracklisting of "American V: A Hundred Highways"
1. Help Me
Written by Larry Gatlin

2. God's Gonna Cut You Down
Traditional

3. Like The 309
Written by Johnny Cash

4. If You Could Read My Mind
Written by Gordon Lightfoot

5. Further On (Up The Road)
Written by Bruce Springsteen

6. On The Evening Train
Written by Hank Williams

7. I Came To Believe
Written by Johnny Cash

8. Love's Been Good To Me
Written by Rod McKuen

9. A Legend In My Time
Written by Don Gibson

10. Rose Of My Heart
Written by Hugh Moffatt

11. Four Strong Winds
Written by Ian Tyson

12. I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now
Written by Lou Herscher and Saul Klein

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US Rock Legends Take The Airwaves!22 Jun 2006

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Cheap Trick, the Chicago-based pop rock titans, will join MOJO Editor-In-Chief Phil Alexander as special guests on this week's installment of MOJO Rocks, MOJO Radio's Friday night rock show.

Emerging with their debut album in 1977, Cheap Trick are one of America's most legendary acts and count the likes of Def Leppard, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer among their devotees. In a career that spans 30 years, the band's inimitable songwriting suss has seen them sell in excess of 20 million albums. Their appearance on MOJO Rocks coincides with the release of their new album Rockford (out July 3) and will see mainmen Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander selecting some of their favourite music and discussing their flamboyant career.

Also on this installment of MOJO Rocks Frank Black's Fast Man, Raide Man is the Album Of The Week and there's new music from The Eagles Of Death Metal, Muse and The View, plus a chance to win tickets to the Hyde Park Calling Festival.

Tune in to MOJO Rocks with Phil Alexander on MOJO Radio on Friday June 23 at 9.00pm. MOJO Radio is available via Sky (channel 0182), Freeview (channel 721) or right here on mojo4music.com

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SAMPLE FREDDIE STEVENSON19 Jun 2006

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MOJO4music is always keen to share new music with you, which is why we're offering you an exclusive download from up and coming Scottish singer-songwriter Freddie Stevenson. Trained at RADA as a genuine actor, Stevenson has travelled the world with various stage shows and productions. And - unusually 0 his mother was one of the creators of Sesame Street, meaning that his godfather is none other than the late Jim Henson.


ouHowever, the acting muse has never interfered with his first love: writing and singing songs. "Songwriting for me was basically a way to kill time between jobs," he says. "And in many ways, that's still the way it goes. I'll pick up the guitar in the morning and if I'm lucky, I'll find a place my fingers have never been before and if I'm really lucky it will all come together and I'll have a song."



Stevenson's debut album Body On The Line is a collection of sunshine-spiked songs with wry lyrics that puts him in the Paul Simon / James Taylor mould.



Stevenson's writing has already attracted some notable musicians. John Perry, former  guitarist of The Only Ones was so impressed that not only does he play on the record, he has produced the single and album as well. Drummer Brady Blade (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews) was also attracted by the beauty of Freddie's songs and has added his wealth of talent to the record.



MOJO4music is giving away the track The Monkey With The Two Black Eyes for you to sample. To download the MP3, right-click on the link below and select Save As to save the track to your computer rather than make it play. On Apple Macs, hit ctrl and then click on the link.



FREDDIE STEVENSON - THE MONKEY WITH THE TWO BLACK EYES



Body On The Line is released on 26 June. More info: www.freddiestevenson.com



Tour dates:

27th June - Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire

28th June - Manchester Night & Day
29th June - London KCLSU



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The 101 Beatles Countdown

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This Weekend Mojo Radio continues its coundown of the 101 Classic Beatles tracks as voted for by the likes of Oasis, Ozzy and the Chili Peppers!

Listen out all this and next week between 6am and 10am at breakfast along with this Saturday (24th June) and Sunday (25th June) between 9 and 5pm as the Countdown reaches its climax!

The 101 Greatest Beatles Songs on Mojo Radio. Listen on Freeview 721 and Sky 0182.

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The Beach Boys reform! Kind of.16 Jun 2006

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Yesterday, on the roof of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, surviving Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine convened for the first time in a decade to receive a double-platinum award for their 2003 compilation Sounds of Summer. Surprisingly for a group who have had their share of days in court, talk also turned to the possibility of a reunion. “There’s a chance of that,” said Wilson, while Love commented, enigmatically, “We’ve got tough management.”

MOJO needs to know what you make of this unexpected development. Let us have your comments, or vote in our special MOJO opinion poll here...

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THE WHO & THE STORY OF '70s ROCK

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A MOJO CLASSIC Special Edition Magazine

  • New Interviews, Untold Stories, Classic, Rare & Unseen Pictures
  • Inside THE WHO's decade of decadence
  • Out of control with LED ZEPPELIN
  • Taking a trip to the dark side with PINK FLOYD
  • The secret world of KATE BUSH
  • Braving THE WORST ROCK FESTIVAL OF ALL TIME
  • Plus ALICE COOPER * BOWIE * THE ROLLING STONES * GENESIS * SEX PISTOLS * FLEETWOOD MAC and THE 70 GREATEST ALBUMS FROM THE '70s... and much more

On Sale Now in all good newsagents or by ordering online from here...

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Fathers Day On Mojo Radio

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This Weekend for Fathers Day, Mojo radio brings you The Dads Of Rock!

Listen out across Saturday and Sunday (17th and 18th June) between 9am and 5pm for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie and The Stones.

Mojo Radio is available on Sky 0182, Freeview 721 and via the Mojo Radioplayer

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MOJO HONOURS LIST PODCAST9 Jun 2006

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Go backstage at the MOJO Honours List 2006, “live” from Shoreditch Town Hall, London on 5 June with our special FREE podcast. Hear all the acceptance speeches, enjoy the plaudits and playful banter from the presenters and get an earful of the backstage gossip… Your Master Of Ceremonies for the night is MOJO Editor-in-Chief Phil Alexander, who unveils a galaxy of stars, including Corinne Bailey Rae, Prince Buster, Brian May, Vic Reeves, Chrissie Hynde, Jon Bon Jovi and more…

Hear Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley claim he’s “stoned, listen as Jools Holland describes himself as “Euphoric, sexy, glowing, large… er, yes.” Plus, David Gilmour claims he’s “strange and lonely and unnatural” and it’s your chance to discover whether Elton John takes the opportunity to have a pop at Madonna again.

To hear the podcast, right click the link below and select “Save As” to make it download rather than play. On Apple Macs, hit “ctrl” and then click on the link. Once downloaded to your desktop, open the MP3 in your usual audio software, eg iTunes or Windows Media Player.

DOWNLOAD THE MOJO HONOURS LIST PODCAST HERE

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