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Rolling Stone Australia September 2017

Rolling Stone is one of Australia’s longest-running magazines. Since 1971 it has been the premier music & entertainment magazine in Australia. It reflects both global and Australian popular culture with passion, honesty and attitude.

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3 min

Radio-gaga I HAD TOTALLY FORGOTTEN what a game-changing record OK Computer was until I read your interview with Radiohead. Twenty years ago I remember thinking that OK Computer was the best sounding record in my collection, and I didn’t respect anybody who didn’t appreciate it. Listening to it with fresh ears, it’s still amazing, and Radiohead haven’t come close to topping it in terms of songwriting. Darren Best Pyrmont, NSW Lighten Up THOM YORKE’S ADVICE TO his younger self is to “Lighten the fuck up!” Does he really think he’s a positive ray of sunshine these days? Jess Robarde Fortitude Valley, QLD New York State of Mind MARK SUMMERS’ ILLUSTRA- tion of Billy Joel [RS 789] is right on the money. The expression perfectly crafted of the grounded, street wise statesmen, with just a hint of a…

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MUSIC ROLLING STONE LIVE LODGE 2017 IT’S BACK! Crack open a tinny in celebration, the fifth annual Live Lodge returns with 23 nights of loud and live music. Head to the website for all the latest line-up announcements and ticket information. CULTURE 25 STARS UNDER 25 We profile emerging musicians, actors and activists – including an Afghani rapper and Shannon Purser, who shot to fame as Barb on Stranger Things. Thingkyrocketed to fame as Barb on Stranger Things. WATCH LIVE AT THE RS OFFICE This month, keep an eye out for videos of performances from Turnover, Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Anne-Marie and more. MOVIES ALL THE BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS Interviews and reviews of the latest releases – including The Big Sick, Logan Lucky, The Lost City of Z and more. SPORT MAY WEATHER VS. MCGREGOR Countdown to the fight of the decade. Updates and coverage…

1 min
random notes

U2 Light Up Bono-Roo It took U2 40-plus years to headline a U.S. festival. They made it worth the wait when they took the stage at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, tearing through The Joshua Tree in front of a massive, mostly young crowd. Bono was so psyched, he even gave Adam Clayton a kiss. “What an extraordinary thing Bonnaroo is,” Bono said. “Thank you for naming it after me.” KING OF ’ROO After four Bonnaroos, Chance the Rapper knows how to have a good time: He joined fans in a volleyball game, visited the comedy tent and cruised down a waterslide. WILD HEARTS Japandroids and (inset) DMA’s played secret shows to re-launch Sydney’s Botany View Hotel. Compton’s Finest Ice Cube was joined by his N.W.A crew MC Ren, Dr. Dre and DJ Yella when he received his star on…

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dylan’s secret archives

THE TRUCKS BEGAN arriving in Tulsa in March 2016, each filled with priceless artifacts from Bob Dylan’s past. Open up one box and see a handwritten draft of “Visions of Johanna” on yellow legal paper with alternate lyrics (including mentions of “nightingales” and “infinity codes”). Look inside another and find the leather jacket he wore at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, and the guest list for a 1974 show at Madison Square Garden (Yoko Ono got two tickets; Allen Ginsberg got four). Another has a 1969 letter from George Harrison: “Dear Bobbie, Thanks for Nashville Skyline, it is beautiful. Love to you all.” The collection is still arriving in stages at Tulsa’s Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum, but it will eventually include about 6,000 largely unseen items stretching…

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shane nicholson reels ’em in

AUSTRALIAN ALT-COUNTRY MAINSTAY SHANE NICHOL- son composed tenth studio (and sixth solo) outing Love and Blood at the bottom of a tinnie anchored on the Hawkesbury River during a series of solo fishing trips last year. “It was less about the place itself, and more about the isolation,” Nicholson explains. “The fishing was just arbitrary!” A typically expansive show of alt-country, indie-pop and Americana songcraft, Love and Blood tails a hectic year behind the producer’s desk for Nicholson – who signed on as staff producer for Universal’s Lost Highway Australia imprint in 2014. Kick-starting his career with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain, Nicholson graduated from the fertile late-Nineties alt-rock scene with 2002 solo debut It’s a Movie. Nine albums later, Nicholson is an immovable fixture of the local alt-country scene. Produced…

2 min
the jungle giants

1 The Heming-way When it came time to write the follow-up to 2015’s Speakerzoid, the Jungle Giants’ frontman Sam Hales found an unlikely motivational coach in the form of late author Ernest Hemingway. “I read an essay Hemingway wrote for creatives that demystified writing,” says Hales. “He talked about working nine to five, working your creativity like a muscle. That shaped my approach.” 2 Business hours In the spirit of Hemingway’s methods, Hales decided to treat songwriting like any other job. “At first it was really hard because I’d never worked on music from nine to five before,” he says. “But because I kept chipping away I’d have songs by the end of the week that were a long way down the track already.” 3 It’s the vibe An important factor in Quiet Ferocity’s creation…