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Non-stop talking blues

I enjoyed talking recently with Nate Wilcox, a very perceptive interviewer, for the Let It Roll podcasts over the last few months. We recorded one on Iggy Pop, one on … Continue Reading →


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By the Grace of God…

Very happy that Sister Rosetta Tharpe – who we put on the cover of one of my first issues of MOJO – finally gets a full feature in this month’s … Continue Reading →


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Shades of blue

To complement the current issue of Wallpaper*, here are a few of my images from the shoot with Farhad Samari. There’s also an interview about the fabric dyed with this … Continue Reading →


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Going natural: indigo in Tennessee

I enjoyed a brief, but inspiring, trip to Tennessee last autumn, for the indigo harvest. You can see my story in Wallpaper, on sale now. Photography by my good friend … Continue Reading →


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I’ll be free just like that Bluebird

Like countless┬ápeople across the world, I was shocked by Monday’s morning’s news. David Bowie was a beacon of hope, of possibilities, for me and┬ácountless others. My life would not have … Continue Reading →


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Paint It Black Friday!

Paint it Black Friday! A reminder that I’ll be doing a reading from Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones at Book Court in Brooklyn this Friday, 27 November.


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Hello, Marilu!

I enjoyed talking to Marilu Henner, perhaps best known from Taxi, about Brian last night! The show is syndicated widely and also available online. Here’s audio of our talk, on … Continue Reading →


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Today’s Paperback: July 16

I was delighted to take delivery of an early copy of the UK Paperback of Sympathy For The Devil, which hits the streets a fortnight today, on July 16.   … Continue Reading →


Luna, San Sebastian and Brian

We were always playing Luna and Galaxie 500 in the MOJO office, perhaps thanks to Jenny Bulley. Anyway, it made my day to get the news that Sympathy For The … Continue Reading →


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No wrong answer: but we got the right one

Ultimate Classic Rock ran a survey last week, to establish the most important guitarist of the Stones troika: Brian Jones, Mick Taylor and Ron Wood. Personally, I like Mick Taylor’s … Continue Reading →