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HE'S OUR MAN — Marking Leonard Cohen's 80th with vintage interviews by Karl Dallas (Melody Maker, 1968) and Cliff Jones (Rock CD, 1992). Plus Johnny Black on the background to Cohen's 2008 comeback AND Part One of Mat Snow's unmissable audio interview from 1988…

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NOT THEIR GIRL — Deanne Pearson confronts Madness about their National Front fans (NME, 1979). Plus she meets head Dead Kennedy Jello Biafra (Smash Hits, 1980) and hangs with the Gang of Four in Santa Monica (The Face, 1981)...

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“People said my first album sounded so fresh because I didn’t know how music was made. That wasn’t it. I didn’t CARE how music was made…”

Dizzee Rascal to Lloyd Bradley (MOJO, 2004)

PLUS pieces on...

Quincy Jones (1963)
 Andrew Loog Oldham (1965)
Joe Tex (1967)
• 14-Hour Technicolor Dream (1967)
 Eric Burdon & Animals live (1968)
 Donovan (1969)
 The 5th Dimension (1970)
 Ellington at the Abbey (1973)
 Al Green (1975)
 Janis Ian (1976)
 Aswad live (1977)
 Kiss in Japan (1977)
 Rod Stewart's Blondes (1978)
The Twinkle Brothers (1981)
The Gun Club's debut (1982)
Stevie Wonder (1984)
 Cliff Richard (1985)
 Jane's Addiction (1989)
 Betty Boo in the USA (1990)
 Prince (1992)
 MTV Euro Awards (1994)
 Vic Chesnutt (1994)
 Foo Fighters (1999)
 Queens of the Stone Age (2000)
 Kanye West (2006)
 Sam Cooke (2010)
 Kate Bush live (2014)

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