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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Cast As Joe Strummer

Jonathan Rhys Meyers will play Joe Strummer in a The Clash film. The Irish actor has been cast as the punk frontman in the forthcoming film titled 'London Town', which will be set in 1970s...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers To Portray Joe Strummer In New Rock Drama

London Town, which is set in the British capital in the 1970s, follows a 14-year-old boy whose life is forever changed after his estranged mother introduces him to Strummer's music. Production is...

Joe Strummer Movie To Premiere In March

A documentary charting Joe Strummer's escape to Spain as The Clash began to disintegrate will premiere in London in March (15).The film, titled I Need A Dodge, explores the British rocker's time in Granada in...

Joe Strummer's Thunderbird Up For Sale

A Ford Thunderbird previously owned by late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer has been put on sale by the Beverly Hills Car Club.Bids for the 1963 model began on Monday afternoon (11Aug14) and will end...

Mick Jones: 'Secret Joe Strummer Tunes Could Have Sparked The Clash's Comeback'

Former The Clash star Mick Jones has revealed he was writing new music with the band's late frontman Joe Strummer before he died in 2002.The guitarist tells the Bbc the former bandmates were secretly working...

Joe Strummer To Be Honoured In Spain

The Clash frontman Joe Strummer will be remembered in the Spanish city of Granada after officials agreed to name a square in the late singer's honour.The rocker spent a lot of time living and working...

Joe Strummer Remembered: 10 Years After His Death

This evening (Dec 22nd) will mark the ten year anniversary of one of the 20th Century's greatest individuals, both in and outside of music: John Graham Mellor, or as he was better known, Joe Strummer....

Fans And Friends To Mark 10th Anniversary Of Joe Strummer's Last Gig

Folk-punk group The Men They Couldn't Hang and The Clash tribute band Take The 5Th are among the acts set to pay tribute to Joe Strummer on the 10th anniversary of the late music icon's...

Seasick Steve Pays Tribute To Joe Strummer At Festival

Veteran blues singer Seasick Steve paid tribute to Joe Strummer during his set at a U.K. festival in honour of the late The Clash frontman on Friday (17Aug12).The weekend (17-19Aug12) Strummer of Love event, to...

Damien Hirst Creates Guitar Art For Joe Strummer Raffle

Renowned British artist Damien Hirst has unveiled two special charity pieces to mark the 10th anniversary of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer's death.Hirst has painted a Fender Telecaster electric guitar in his celebrated spot form,...

Pearl Jam Pay Tribute To Joe Strummer At Isle Of Wight

Rockers Pearl Jam paid a moving tribute to late music icon Joe Strummer at Britain's Isle of Wight festival on Saturday night (23Jun12).The grunge legends took to the stage to close the second night of...

Hologram Tupac European Tour "Would Make Sense" Say S Creator

Tupac Shakur going on tour "would make sense" according to the eggheads who designed him, not the real rapper that is, but the hologram that is currently the biggest music star real or unreal on...

Billy Bragg And Basement Jaxx Among Acts For Strummer Festival

The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Badly Drawn Boy and Basement Jaxx are among the acts who have signed up to perform at a festival in honour of late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer.The new Strummer of...

Joe Strummer Honoured With Rock Festival

Late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer is to be honoured with a music festival to mark the 10th anniversary of his death later this year (12).The rocker passed away from a congenital heart defect in...

Burgess And Bragg Pay Tribute To Strummer

THE CHARLATANS' TIM BURGESS and rocker Billy Bragg have paid tribute to late The Clash musician Joe Strummer on the ninth anniversary of his death.The rocker passed away on 22 December, 2002 at the age...

Orlando Bloom Wants Clash's Joe Strummer Role?

Orlando Bloom wants to play Joe Strummer in a biopic of the late singer.The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor is a huge fan of The Clash singer - who died in 2002 at the age...

Strummer Biopic Heading To The Big Screen

The life of late THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER is to be immortalised in a new movie.Bosses at British production company Film4 have announced plans to turn the punk legend's story into a big screen...

Simonon's Poignant Thoughts At Festival

Rocker PAUL SIMONON had a special reason to play the U.K.s Glastonbury Festival with GORILLAZ - he had a running joke with his former THE CLASH bandmate JOE STRUMMER that he'd never attend the event.The...

Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon...

Strummer's Last Card Sold To Raise Money For Charity

A hand-painted Christmas card late punk icon JOE STRUMMER created before his death in 2002 has been reproduced to raise money for charity.Friends and family of the Clash star were due to receive the cards...

The Clash's Near Reform

The Clash were set to reform before Joe Strummer died.The 'White Riot' hitmakers had discussed the possibility of performing a short concert when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in...

Headon To Sell Car For Strummer Charity

Former THE CLASH star TOPPER HEADON is selling off his Mini Cooper to raise funds for late bandmate JOE STRUMMER's music charity. The drummer's red and white motor will be raffled off later this month (Apr09)...

Alex James 'Snubbed Coldplay'

Alex James has admitted he passed on signing COLDPLAY to his record label in the 1990s because he did not think they were anything special.Chris Martin's band have gone on to be one of the...

By on 23 January 2009

Alex James 'Turned Down Coldplay'

Blur bassist Alex James has claimed he turned down the opportunity to sign Coldplay to his record label.James alleges he went to watch to watch Chris Martin and co play with Damien Hirst and Joe...

By on 23 January 2009

Strummer's Last Plea To Simonon

Late rocker JOE STRUMMER sent a mobile phone text message to his former bandmate PAUL SIMONON urging him to consider a CLASH reunion, just hours before he died of a heart attack. The singer passed...

Strummer's Widow Reveals Cache Of Unheard Clash Songs

The widow of THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER has unearthed a treasure trove of scribbled notes, cartoons, and forgotten song lyrics left by the late musician. In her first interview since the rocker died...

Control Tops British Indies

Control, the biopic of late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, has won five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards.Anton Corbijn's movie was awarded the best film prize, while lead actor Sam Riley - who...

By on 29 November 2007

Strummer Honoured With Guitar

THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER will be honoured by guitar manufacturer Fender later this month (Jul07), when The Joe Strummer Telecaster goes on sale. The late rocker, who died in 2002, played a 1966 Telecaster...

Strummer's Guitar For Sale Online

American fans of the late JOE STRUMMER can buy THE CLASH rocker's battered guitar - for $900 (GBP450). U.S. online company Elderly Instruments has obtained the replica Fender Telecaster, complete with the "road wear and...

Jones: 'Strummer Would Have Loved Doherty'

Punk legend MICK JONES has defended rock badboy PETE DOHERTY, insisting his former THE CLASH bandmate JOE STRUMMER loved the troubled rocker's music. Doherty is criticised for making more headlines for his drug addictions and...

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