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Tom Waits to edit Mojo?

Tom Waits to edit Mojo?

In what sounds like a hoax, but sources claim is really true, it seems that Tom Waits will be editing the 200th edition of that magazine for old rockers Mojo.  While we don't usually publish Press Releases, we will make an exception. You can judge the authenticity for yourself.

It’s MOJO’s 200th birthday! And who better to celebrate this most auspicious occasion with than Mr Tom Waits? So, from the mind of one of the planet’s true originals comes this special issue anniversary issue…

FREE CD! STEP RIGHT UP!: A 15-track musical journey compiled and sequenced exclusively for MOJO by Tom Waits! Starring Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Cliff Edwards, Big Mama Thornton, Prisonaires, Hank Williams and many, many more.

HARRY BELAFONTE: In this month’s MOJO Interview, one of Waits’ lifelong heroes talks marching with Dr King, being taught by Leadbelly and giving Bob Dylan his first break. “His contribution to the world of music has been like a great river,” says your guest editor. Superstar producer Joe Henry is granted a rare audience with Harry Belafonte.

HANK WILLIAMS III: Relive this exclusive encounter between Tom Waits and the legendary, guitar-slinging outlaw of country music’s first family. Up for discussion: reconciling musical personalities, how to create “a death metal hillbilly invasion”, meeting Minnie Pearl, haunted houses and why Hank Senior must be reinstated as a member of The Grand Ole Opry.

TOM’S ULTIMATE PICKS: A huge, carefully compiled selection of the man’s essential songs, films and books. Featuring James Brown, Alex Chilton, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, James Dean, David Lynch and many more!

MORE WAITS! His favourite one-hit wonders! His ultimate Buried Treasures! MOJO’s guide to all his albums!

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