Mojo (UK)



…Last month FLEET FOXES’ Robin Pecknold went on lyrics site and set about explaining what some of his lyrics meant and why they were sung in particular ways. Who’s doing it next, songwriter­s? …last month, GENE SIMMONS

approached the United States Patent

Office in an attempt to trademark the

devil’s horns hand gesture, saying he’d first used it in 1974. Inexplicab­ly, he later abandoned the plan – how hard could that have been to enforce? …Start Production­s, the company behind such must-see docs as Love Story and The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople – as well as unseen intrigues on Mick Head and Julian Cope – have begun work on a film about TIM


SINGLES CHART is to change its rules to prevent single acts taking up the whole Top 20 with album tracks, meaning big sellers like Ed Sheeran and Drake will be limited to just three entries per chart. Can a Top Of The Pops revival be close behind? …in June M.I.A. showed the way with the bold declaratio­n, ‘1 FRENCH FAN WILL DELETE TWITTER TOMORROW’. She did it as well … there’s still no new music pending, but fans of the Men-Machine were at least treated to a special limited edition KRAFTWERK bicycle on July 3. Canyon’s Ultimate CF SLX Kraftwerk exists in a run of 21 and costs just £8,999. They feature the reflective pattern that appears on the band’s body suits – just the job for nipping out for some fags…

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