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Phil Alexander Biography



PHIL ALEXANDER began writing aged 15, contributing to French publication Enfer, and conducting his first interview with the Plasmatics’ Wendy O. Williams on a ghetto blaster he borrowed from his mother.

Since then he has contributed to countless publications and edited a number of magazines including RAW, Kingsize, Kerrang!, becoming editor-in-chief of Q in 2003, and then MOJO until 2017. Under Phil’s stewardship MOJO became Britain’s biggest selling music magazine and operates on a simple remit. "We cover the good stuff,” says Phil of the magazine’s open-ended musical policy.

Phil has won a number of awards for his work in print, including the 2013 Editor Of The Year gong from the British Society Of Magazine Editors but has also worked widely in radio, both on the BBC and elsewhere. He particularly working on the Radio One Rock Show with Mary Anne Hobbs for five years.

He has also co-produced a number of TV shows, including Ozzy Osbourne: In My Life for ITV in 2005, and hosted a number of programmes including the groundbreaking rock show RAW Power in the early ‘90s. He has also hosted a number of events including the Kerrang! Awards (which he helped launch in 1993, and which presented on Channel 4 in 2001), as well as the MOJO Honours List.

Phil hosts MOJO Rocks every Saturday night from 8pm-10pm. "What can people expect from the show? The best in music, both loud and otherwise. That’s what!” he says. "Above all though, it’s a Saturday night show and I hope it sounds like that.”