Uncleearljpj Not content with producing Uncle Earl’s latest album, Waterloo, Tennessee, Led Zeppelin multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones has also appeared in the new video by the American all-girl Old Time four-piece. Directed by the G’Earls long-time friend Tom Krueger (who has previously worked with Dylan, Springsteen and U2), the video accompanies Streak O’Lean, Streak O’Fat, which is sung in Chinese!

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Inspired by the band’s unlikely marriage of Mandarin lyrics to their trademarked downhome rootsy sound, Krueger shot the video in a Chinese restaurant and features what can only be described as a Kill Bill-styled clog-dancing battle. Check out the full video here….

Meanwhile Uncle Earl’s Rayna Gellert and Kristin Andreassen join MOJO’s editor-in-chief Phil Alexander on MOJO Rocks on MOJO Radio tonight at 9.00pm. MOJO Radio is available in the UK on Sky (channel 0182), Freeview (channel 721) and via the radio player on this site.

To win one of 5 copies of Uncle Earl’s latest album simply answer the following question correctly:
Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones produced Uncle Earl’s Waterloo, Tennessee, but which one of these other artists has he also previously produced?

a) The Butthole Surfers
b) Alison Krauss
c) The Black Crowes

Send us your answer, your name and your address to studio@mojo4music.com and place Uncle Earl in the subject line. Competition closes first thing December 3, 2007.


Old Time Terms & Conditions
• No prizes can be traded or exchanged for a cash alternative
• Closing date for this competition is December 3, 2007
• All entrants are responsible for including correct contact details
• The judges decision is final and no negotiation or debate will be entered into.
• All winners will be notified by email.
• This competition is open to all UK readers, except employees, associates and their families of Emap.

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James Taylor And Carole King Reunite

Jimcarolecrop James Taylor and Carole King will be helping L.A’s legendary Troubadour Club celebrate its 50th anniversary later this month. The leading lights of the early-’70s singer-songwriter scene are match fit (Taylor has a live hits album, One Man Band, out in December), and  proceeds from the show go to charity.

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Over the past five decades, the venue has played host to a glittering string of debut L.A performances from the likes of Elton John, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Guns ‘n’ Roses and, of course, King and Taylor.

The pair were Troubadour regulars during the venue’s early ‘70s heyday.

“Carole and I bump into each other all the time,” explained the finger-picking songsmith. “Each time we meet it’s always the same: ‘We really ought to do something on stage again. Well, it seems like we finally will: this Troubadour 50th Anniversary event is the perfect excuse and I can’t wait”.

Long time Taylor/King cohorts, Danny Kortchmar, Russel Kunkel and Lee Sklar, will reunite to provide instrumental support for the one time couple.

The dates: November 28, 29 and 30

The band will play two sets per night (7pm and 10pm). Tickets go on sale November 20 and will cost a whopping $225. All proceeds will be going to a selection of charities, including MusiCares, Natural Resources Defense Council, Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

For ticket information and a plotted history of The Troubadour, click here.

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Bob Dylan! Jack White! Hank Williams?

Bobcrop Bob Dylan and Jack White have been putting the finishing touches to a rare, incomplete Hank Williams song. The uheard track, You Know That I Know, was chosen by White from a list sent to him by Dylan.

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Speaking to Paste Magazine, bassist Dominic Suchyta, explained: “This project started when Bob Dylan acquired the lost Hank Williams songs. Essentially, the lyric sheets Hank died with in his briefcase. Jack is my oldest friend, we talk on occasion and he asked me to come down and record. Dylan had contacted him to see if he'd like to finish some of these tunes.”

The tune was recorded live in Blackbird Studios, Nashville. It seems that although the pair didn't record together during the session, Suchyta thinks it's only a matter of time before they get something down on tape.

"I wouldn't put it past either of them. They seem to be cut from the same cloth, sort of misplaced Midwestern brothers. I do know Jack has joined him on stage quite a bit and joined him for his XM radio show. When we were high school teenagers, we recorded quite a few Dylan tunes on our old 4-track reel machine. I remember having a nice version of Masters Of War on some cassette somewhere. Jack played drums and guitar, I played bass and guitar.”

The rest of Dylan's Hank-compadres remain shrouded in secrecy. Stay tuned to MOJO for the latest on Jack 'n' Bob.  In the meantime, here's a classic clip from D.A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back.

 Bob Dylan and Joan Baez - Lost Highway - London, 1965.

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Morrissey: UK dates on sale tomorrow!22 Nov 2007

Mozcrop Morrissey, the Majordomo of Mope, is planning a London residency in the New Year. Look sharpish if you want to catch his gladioli.

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Morrissey has announced a string of new dates at London’s recently refurbished mecca of live music, The Roundhouse. The ex-Smiths frontman will play six nights at the venue in January 2008 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27). They will be his first UK gigs since 2006.

Tickets go on sale next Friday (November 23) at 9am.  Morrissey is set to release a new album of Tony Visconti-produced material in 2008.

Last month he debuted a brand new track, All You Need Is Me, on US chat show Last Call With Carson Daly. And here it is!

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The Zombies Return From The Dead

Odesseycrop To celebrate the 40th anniversary of their British psychedelic classic, Odessey & Oracle (1968), The Zombies will play the album in its entirety across three nights at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. Original members Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White and Hugh Grundy will reunite and play the record live from start to finish.

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Odessey And Oracle was recorded at Abbey Road studios in the hazy summer of 1967 for a meagre £200. Geoff Emerick, The Beatles' chief engineer, was in process of returning to earth after the Sgt Pepper sessions. The arrival of The Zombies and their grand visions of a perfumed, psychedelic opus sent Emerick straight back into the stratosphere. Not that anyone else seemed to notice - when released in April 1968, Odessey And Oracle only managed to float to number 95 in the UK charts.

Paul Atkinson, the band's founding guitarist, sadly passed away in 2004. The Zombies touring group member Keith Airey, will take on extra six-string duties.

Here are the full details:
Dates: March 7th, 8th and 9th 2008
Venue: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets: £27.50


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Heavy Nuggets On Film #1

Creamcrop To celebrate, augment and enhance this issue’s Heavy Nuggets CD, we present 11 monstrous moments of UK hard rock heaven...

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Cream - Tales Of Brave Ulysses - 1968

Jimi Hendrix - Sunshine Of Your Love - 1969

Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown - 1968

Deep Purple - Black Night - 1970

Black Sabbath - War Pigs - 1970

The Pretty Things - LSD - 1966

The Move - Fire Brigade - 1969

Procol Harum - Repent Walpurgis - 1971

Slade - Look Wot U Dun - 1971

Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night - 1971

Terry Reid - Bang Bang - 1969

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Rottencrop With the music business dead and buried, who better to dance on its grave than those arch-celebrants of decay, the Sex Pistols? MOJO’s Stuart Williams gasped in awe at last night’s London show and muses that some comebacks are more timely than others.

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“Never ever trust the middle classes.”  So says John Lydon, Santa Monica resident and ITV primetime favourite, before launching into another spat invective in front of a sweaty, packed Brixton Academy.  Last night was the fifth and final London show of their mini-reunion celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks. “We’re here together for one reason”, he smirks, “Your money”.

If that’s true, it’s a shame. Nearly three decades on from the Winter of Discontent, The Eagles have a global Number 1 album, a Led Zeppelin is creaking back into the air and there’s as great a need as ever for four snotty Londoners to stick a safety pin or two into a few plump midriffs.

The four men on stage last night looked about as scary as Take That on an M&S photo shoot but close your eyes and the music is as spiky and visceral as ever. Their previous comebacks in 1996 and 2002 were mixed affairs: the first great, the second sloppy. With thirty years of improvements in audio production since their 100 Club days behind them, however, the sound is now a chunky, crashing, glorious noise. Glen Matlock (the “musical” one”) powers a driving bassline that could knock a pacemaker out of action while Steve Jones’s Les Paul throws out a steely sound worthy of Johnny Thunders at his greatest.

The star of the show, though is, of course, Johnny Rotten, a pot-bellied, potty-mouthed panto dame for the 21st century.  Dressed like a fluorescent Bagpuss, the gig is as much fun for his inter-song chats as for the music.  “Hello, fatty” he calls to Steve Jones before Holidays In The Sun. “This is dedicated to a pop genius called Malcolm,” before Liar and a bizarre attack on Madonna and Guy Ritchie (“a plastic gangster”) precedes Bodies. All along he maintains his mock disdain for his own songs, especially for EMI – hard to have a kick at a record company which is already down in the doldrums and could do with a comeback of its own.

The set finishes with an ear-blistering Anarchy In The UK and the crowd starts leaving before the band takes to the stage for one more (“Now the wankers have gone we can pull out the good stuff,” croaks Lydon). A scrappy cover of Jonathan Richman’s Road Runner brings the show to a close in a tight 70 minutes.

In contrast to the global hype surrounding most major reunions, the four original Sex Pistols have crept in under the radar and delivered one of the most impressive comebacks of 2007. If demand for these shows is anything to go by (all shows sold out in minutes), 2008 could be an opportunity for the band to take their circus on the road and play to tens of thousands. Interestingly, 72-year-old Michael Eavis CBE was in the front row of the circle for the last show. The Sex Pistols headliing Glastonbury 2008?  Take that, society.

Sex Pistols play Manchester MEN Arena 17th and Glasgow SECC 18th.

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Radiohead1 Here's a late afternoon treat for you all. Not content with turning the recording industry inside out with their price tag-less new album In Rainbows, Radiohead have now got tongues wagging once again - this time it's all about the music. In their recent webisode, first broadcast on November 9 via Radiohead.tv, the band gave us a string of new performances which included this superb cover of The Smiths' The Headmaster Ritual.

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Radiohead - The Headmaster Ritual

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My_bloody_valentine_2 Noiseniks unite! The news is now official: My Bloody Valentine will return for three live dates next summer. The gigs, set to take place in London, Manchester and Glasgow will be the band's first since 1992's Rollercoaster tour came to a close. The news follows Kevin Shields' earlier announcement that the band had been back in the studio, hard at work on new MBV material.

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The dates are:

London - The Roundhouse (June 20)
Manchester - Apollo (28)
Glasgow - Barrowlands (July 2)

Tickets go on-sale this Friday (November 16). Here are the details:

London - The Roundhouse
A: Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
T: 0870 389 1846
W: www.roundhouse.org.uk
£25 + BF

Manchester Apollo
A: Stockport Road Manchester, Lancashire, Manchester, M12 6AP
T: 0871 424 4444
W: www.carling.com/music/venue/manchester_apollo.html
£22.50 + BF

Glasgow Barrowland
A: Barrowland Ballroom, 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G4 OTS
T: 0141 552 4601
W: www.glasgow-barrowland.com
£22.50 + BF

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Zombies To celebrate the 40th anniversary of their psychedelic masterpiece, Odessey & Oracle (1968), The Zombies will play the album in its entirety across three nights at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. Original members Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White and Hugh Grundy will reunite and play the record live from start to finish.

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Paul Atkinson - the band's founding guitarist - sadly passed away in 2004. The Zombies touring group member Keith Airey, will take on extra six-string duties. Here are the full details:

Dates: March 7th, 8th and 9th 2008
Venue: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets: £27.50


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