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Radio 4 Writing Music For Strummer Movie

American rockers RADIO 4 are writing the soundtrack for a movie about the life of THE CLASH star JOE STRUMMER. The New York-based band admit they feel daunted by the prospect of scoring a film...

Simonon Sees No Point In Reforming

Former THE CLASH guitarist PAUL SIMONON will never reform the punk legends, and attacks old bands who get back together. The bassist, now performing with DAMON ALBARN's group THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN,...

New Strummer Footage Shows Establishment Upbringing

New footage of the late THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER's privileged upbringing has been unearthed and featured in a new movie about the rocker's life. Directed by JULIAN TEMPLE, JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN,...

Strummer Upset By Rock The Casbah War Cry

THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER was still upset when he died that his hit ROCK THE CASBAH was the first song played on Allied Forces Radio after the invasion of Kuwait. The peace-loving rocker lived...

Strummer Left $1.95 Million In Will

Late THE CLASH rocker JOE STRUMMER left an estate worth nearly ($1.95 million) GBP1 million when he died in 2002. Documents just released reveal Strummer was worth $1.92 million (GBP986,229) when he died of a...

Strummer Film To Premiere At Sundance

Punk film-maker JULIEN TEMPLE's much-anticipated JOE STRUMMER tribute will premiere in January (07) at ROBERT REDFORD's Sundance Film Festival in Utah. THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN features interviews with Strummer fans like JOHNNY DEPP, BONO and...

Moss And Doherty's Poetry Given Away

Poems written by supermodel KATE MOSS and boyfriend PETE DOHERTY were mistakenly given away at a book launch in London last week (ends22OCT06) Doherty's literary agent PAUL ROUNDHILL intended to sell verses written by...

Fight Turned Press Against The Stranglers

THE STRANGLERS rocker JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL blames a fight he had with THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON for almost wrecking his band's career in the mid-1970s. Bass player Burnel and Stranglers keyboardist DAVE GREENFIELD both became...

Bradfield Turned Strummer Into A Welshman

Rocker JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD convinced himself his icon JOE STRUMMER was a fellow Welshman when he was a teenager, because he had such a deep hatred of English people. The MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman, who...

Strummer Speaks From Beyond The Grave

Late punk star JOE STRUMMER is helping his friends and former THE CLASH bandmates by giving them advice from beyond the grave, according to his muse. Former vice queen JANIE JONES - the inspiration behind...

Bid For A Date With Lily Allen

LILY ALLEN is offering herself up for a charity date - providing potential suitors can splash out over GBP2,000 ($3,750) for the honour. The SMILE hitmaker snapped up the chance to take part in UK...

Badly Drawn Boy Humbled By Strummer

British singer/songwriter BADLY DRAWN BOY insists he will never allow fame to change him after being inspired by late THE CLASH star JOE STRUMMER. Just as the SILENT SIGH star, real name DAMON GOUGH, was...

Barat Dismisses Doherty Reunion Reports

LATEST: CARL BARAT has rubbished reports he's reuniting with his former THE LIBERTINES bandmate PETE DOHERTY, insisting they even recorded their parts on a charity single separately. The rockers were asked to appear on a...

Doherty And Barat Reunite For Charity Single

Former LIBERTINES bandmates PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT are on the verge of reuniting to form a new band, after being persuaded to record a charity single together. Estranged rockers Doherty and Barat, who now...

Lydon Blasts Late Clash Rocker

JOHN LYDON has slammed late punk contemporary JOE STRUMMER as a hypocrite for preaching a socialism while living a posh lifestyle. The SEX PISTOLS icon - also known as JOHNNY ROTTEN - claims THE...

Temple To Direct Strummer Tribute Film

Director JULIEN TEMPLE is returning to his punk roots by making a new movie about late music icon JOE STRUMMER. The movie-maker, who made the ultimate punk documentary with SEX PISTOLS film THE FILTH...

Strummer 'Would Have Cringed' At Tribute

Late punk legend JOE STRUMMER has been honoured with a plaque on the house where he first decided to become a rocker, but the man behind the tribute knows his pal would have been mortified...

Burke: 'Clash Autograph Was Always Mine'

Actress KATHY BURKE gets furious when friends assume she bought her vintage copy of NME signed by punk legends THE CLASH at an auction - as she approached them herself at the age of 15....

Pistol Crowned King Of Punk

Former SEX PISTOLS frontman JOHN LYDON has been voted the "most punk" person of all time. The flame-haired PRETTY VACANT rocker, famously known as JOHNNY ROTTEN during the 1970s punk era because of his...

Exclusive Strummer Tracks Released

Previously unheard tracks from JOE STRUMMER's pre-CLASH days are to be released on CD later this month (APR05). The exclusive recordings come from the late singer's time in his first band 101ERS. The...

Clash Star Remembered At Auction

Rock legends are lining up to celebrate THE CLASH icon JOE STRUMMER's life at a celebrity auction. A guitar signed by THE WHO rockers ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND, drummer KENNY JONES and THE...

Strummer's Train Honour

Late CLASH singer JOE STRUMMER's name will be scrawled across a British train in recognition of his contribution to modern music. The SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO rocker's moniker will adorn a...

Blanchett's Boy Loves Rock Music

Actress CATE BLANCHETT's two-year old son DASHIELL has musical tastes beyond his years - THE CLASH and IGGY POP. The ELIZABETH beauty is pleased she is not forced to watch cartoons all day, but she...

Lennon Voted Number One Icon

Late BEATLE JOHN LENNON has been voted the Greatest Music Star Of All Time by a British music magazine. Lennon - who was murdered by deranged fan MARK CHAPMAN in New York in 1981...

Robbins Inspired By Strummer's Spirit

TIM ROBBINS cites late punk icon JOE STRUMMER as his main inspiration during the writing of his anti-war play EMBEDDED. The OSCAR-winning actor, 45, listened to THE CLASH records as he worked with...

Clash Singer Remembered In Art Show

The late former CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER will be immortalized in an exhibition of unseen photos which include his days as the singer of pub-rockers THE 101ERS. The JOE STRUMMER PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE...

Unheard Clash Songs Premiere On Tv

Fans of THE CLASH have been treated to a collection of "lost" music and film footage. Surviving band members MICK JONES and PAUL SIMONON appeared on BBC TV's NEWSNIGHT show to promote the reissue...

The Pogues Reform For Christmas

Irish party band THE POGUES are to reform for a British Christmas (04) tour - six years after they split. The group reformed for a brief tour in 2001, but the new dates could...

Strummer Honoured With Karaoke Clash Song

British punk group THE CLASH's ROCK THE CASBAH has been performed at a karaoke event to raise money for a charity named after the band's late singer JOE STRUMMER. The 1982 hit was...

Mccartney And Bowie Make Mojo Shortlist

Legendary rockers SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, DAVID BOWIE, ELVIS COSTELLO, MORRISSEY, PRINCE, PAUL WELLER and RAY DAVIES are among the artists in line for a place on the MOJO Honours List - the British magazine's unique...

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