ARTROCKER MAGAZINE ISSUE 123 - ON SALE NOW!
Rock Star. Record Label Mogul. Bestselling Author. Producer. Artrocker Icon. And ‘almost’ Big Brother contestant! Tim Burgess tells all about his own heroes and going solo * * * PLUS! We talk to Beth from Best Coast about the pressures of writing a second killer album * * * Japandroids embrace their new found success * * * Sonic Youth legend Lee Ranaldo faces up to writing lyrics for himself * * * Slash tells us why he'll never sing* * * Lo-fi legend R Stevie Moore lets us in on what it's like to find fame in later life *** And over 100 albums and singles reviewed!
Number one albums, best selling books, legions of fans, Artrocker icon status: all in a careers work for Charlatans and solo man Tim Burgess. We sit down with the recently-bleach-blonde-haired Mancunian to talk about everything from being inspired by watching Dexys Midnight Runners on Top of the Pops and spending "a lot of time in The Hacienda", all the way to starting his own label, O Genesis, and putting out new material.
If having one massive ruddy legend in the mag wasn't enough for you, then check out our catch up with Lee Ranaldo - AKA Sonic Youth's guitar man - on going solo. Guns'n'Roses guitar man Slash is the latest participant in an experiment we like to call 10 Out Of 10. R Stevie Moore gets the once over from us as we talk being a DIY king on a comeback, oh and some band called The Pet Shop Boys are in there too - we hear they might be quite big?
It's not just Artrocker classics in the mag though, get down and dirty with our New Blood's, including Dark Horses, Strangers, Whales In Cubicles and way more. We also sit down with Best Coast and Japandroids for full interviews on coming up and up.
And don't forget the 100 reviews - including our albums of the month from Now, Now, Grizzly Bear and TOY. Reissues from Nick Cave and Blur, AND our singles of the month from Eugene McGuiness, Dark Horses, Django Django and Blood Red Shoes.
Did we mention there's a festival round-up and all? Oh, and we have all our regular monthly features from Jen Long, Paul Artrocker and to bring things full circle, Tim Burgess! Why not come get inspired?
WITH FREE DELIVERY!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE DIGITALLY
FOR JUST £1.49