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Published on June 23rd, 2013 | by Alan Cross


Remember Mojo Nixon? You’ll Never Believe What He’s Doing Now

Mojo Nixon (sometimes with his partner, Skid Roper) was a culty sort of alt-rockabilly/psychobilly singer who toured constantly through the 80s and early 90s.  The man was a joy to interview–he was always friendly and funny–and along with Billy Bragg, he was one of my favourite one-man-band sorts.

You remember songs like this, right?

Whatever happened to Mojo?  He discovered NASCAR, that’s what.  From Fox Sports:

These days, Nixon lives in San Diego and hosts three shows for SIRIUS/XM radio, including a NASCAR show called “Manifold Destiny.”


“What got me hooked to NASCAR? My daddy, Big Daddy Nixon out of Parkton, N.C. was a giant NASCAR fan,” said Mojo. “And he took me to Hillsborough, Okefenokee — whatever it’s called (actually Occoneechee Speedway) and I saw Richard Petty race in the dirt. Richard Petty and Wendell Scott — Wendell Scott’s from my hometown of Danville, Va. — and I’ve been a NASCAR fan ever since. That was 1967 or ’68.”

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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3 Responses to Remember Mojo Nixon? You’ll Never Believe What He’s Doing Now

  1. Norm says:

    I remember Mojo guest-hosting on MuchMusic a few times… he was REALLY good. Very fun, quick-witted and engaging. Doesn't surprise me then that he is hosting something like this.

  2. mark says:

    He also does a show on SIRIUS XM's Raw Dog Comedy station called "Lying Cocksuckers"… as you would guess it's political with a slightly left lean. Can't remember the day it's on…

  3. pbreton says:

    We asked for Mojo Nixon/ They said he don't work here/ We said if you don't got Mojo Nixon then your store could use some fixin!

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