The new issue of Uncut, out now, features The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, Mazzy Star, Bill Callahan and Smashing Pumpkins.
In the cover feature, editor Allan Jones gets together with the three remaining members of The Clash – Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – for a fascinating discussion on Joe Strummer, drugs, feeling invincible and some incredible records.
“Being in The Clash,” says Mick Jones, “was a defining moment in our lives, and
I’d be lying if I said I’d gotten over it.”
Mick Fleetwood talks about 46 years of being Fleetwood Mac’s foundation and gatekeeper, including his early years with Peter Green and the late-‘70s high life that followed Rumours.
Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval and David Roback reveal why it’s taken them 17 years to make their new album, Seasons Of Your Day, and reflect on the Paisley Underground and “not being concerned with the outside world”.
Uncut travels to the Texan home of Bill Callahan to root through his bookshelves and talk to the singer-songwriter about love, Smog and his new album, Dream River.
Billy Corgan talks us through the rollercoaster career of Smashing Pumpkins in our ‘album by album’ piece, from the promise of Gish and the megastardom of Mellon Collie to the disappointment of Machina and the band’s subsequent rebirth.
Elsewhere, Tony Joe White answers your questions, Mark Lanegan reveals the records that have inspired him, and Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon talks about his new album and the debilitating tinnitus that he suffers from.
Roy Harper, Elton John, Volcano Choir, Elvis Costello, Arctic Monkeys and Van Morrison all feature in our 40-page reviews section, and we catch Steely Dan, Patti Smith and Atoms For Peace live.
The DVD section features Plein Soleil, Duane Allman and Jimi Hendrix, while films including Rush, Filth and Morrissey 25: Live are reviewed.
Uncut’s CD this month includes tracks from Roy Harper, Neko Case, Volcano Choir and Willard Grant Conspiracy.
The new issue of Uncut, dated October 2013, is out now.