MOJO: Black Sabbath / February 2017 issue. We’re dreaming of a Black Christmas, as the last ever shows of the legendary Black Sabbath constitute an occasion to celebrate one of the most influential rock bands of all time. We interview the three remaining original members – Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler – and assess their impact on punk, metal, grunge, avant-doom and more with the help of Dave Grohl and others. MOJO’s FREE CD also gets heavy, as Volume 4 from our popular Heavy Nuggets stable delivers mindblowing tracks from Wolf People, Boris, Sleep and more, plus Charles Bradley’s immense cover of Black Sabbath’s Changes. It’s no turkey!
Also in the new issue: Sylvie Simmons (and Bono) hymn the greatness of Leonard Cohen; Aretha Franklin’s 1967 soul coronation; Steve Van Zandt remembers saving Paul Simon’s life; the sociopathic soundquake that was New York’s No Wave; John Cale reboots the Velvet Underground. Plus: Traffic, Buzzcocks, Tony Bennett, The Go-Betweens, Michael Chapman, Leon Russell, The XX, Temple Of The Dog. And: our essential music tips for 2017!