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Inside the Issue: #767


Inside the Issue: #767

Issue #767 (October, 2015) is out today, available at the usual outlets across Australia, as well as in our new online shop for international customers.

The cover feature, by editor Rod Yates, is on Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who opens up about his past and present.

An excerpt:

"At one point in our interview, Cornell laments the number of friends he's lost to substance abuse, something that was brought into clear view earlier this year when he performed at the Sonic Evolution concert in Seattle, and was tasked within singing Mad Season songs with the existing members of that group - guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin - in lieu of the fact that vocalist Layne Staley (also of Alice in Chains) had died of an overdose in 2002."

The issue also features an interview with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, looking back at their N.W.A days in light of the new Straight Outta Compton biopic. We also chat to Frank Turner about his new album Positive Songs For Negative People and his graduation from "half-filled sweatboxes to headlining Wembley Arena". Further afield, Matthieu Aikins travels to Yemen to investigate their "hidden war", as one of the world's most remote countries struggles against ongoing conflicts.

Ahead of his first new album in over a decade, James Taylor travels down memory lane with the 15 songs that have defined his life. Similarly, Iron Maiden talk about their new record, The Book of Souls, which they're "at great pains to stress, isn't a concept album".

We also have articles on Chvrches, Gay Paris, Jason Isbell, Szymon and Glen Hansard.

Take a sneak peak inside via the digital preview below:


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