The Smiths, The War On Drugs, Kraftwerk and Bob Dylan all feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated March 2015.
Morrissey is on the front cover, and inside we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Meat Is Murder with an in-depth, inside look at the making of the record.
Joe Cocker has died aged 70.
The singer's death was confirmed by his agent, Barrie Marshall, reports BBC News.
He said Cocker was "simply unique" and "it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts."
Before Melody Maker swept me off the street in the manner of a benevolent old codger taking a pallid waif into his kindly, white-haired care in something written to make you weep by the venerable Dickens, I worked for a bleak season or two in the mail order department of a bookstore near Piccadilly Circus.