Happy birthday James Mercer (Shins, Broken Bells). It’s only life. Cover photo for MAGNET by Gene Smirnov. Read our classic Shins cover story from 2006:
Happy birthday Jay Farrar (Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt). No turning back. Read our Son Volt feature:
Happy 65th birthday Annie Lennox (Eurythmics). Sweet dreams.
Happy birthday Shane MacGowan (Pogues). And happy Christmas—we love you, baby. Read our review from the final Pogues tour:
Happy birthday Lemmy (Motörhead). Born to lose, lived to win. Read our live review from one of the band’s last tours: