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

4th October 2013

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...

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Joe Strummer To Be Honoured In Spain

16th January 2013

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...

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Joe Strummer Remembered: 10 Years After His Death

By Joe Wilde | 22nd December 2012

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....

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

2nd November 2012

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...

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Seasick Steve Pays Tribute To Joe Strummer At Festival

19th August 2012

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...

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Damien Hirst Creates Guitar Art For Joe Strummer Raffle

24th July 2012

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,...

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Pearl Jam Pay Tribute To Joe Strummer At Isle Of Wight

24th June 2012

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...

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

18th April 2012

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...

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Billy Bragg And Basement Jaxx Among Acts For Strummer Festival

18th April 2012

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...

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Fascinating Fact 13214

11th April 2012

The new Strummer of Love festival to mark the 60th birthday of late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer will take place in Somerset, England from 17-19 August (12) - 10 years after the punk icon...

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Joe Strummer Honoured With Rock Festival

3rd January 2012

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...

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Burgess And Bragg Pay Tribute To Strummer

22nd December 2011

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...

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Fascinating Fact 12441

22nd November 2011

French actress/director Julie Delpy is to make a movie about late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. The Right Profile will chronicle the punk icon's life and career. Strummer died in December 2002.

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Orlando Bloom Wants Clash's Joe Strummer Role?

31st August 2011

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...

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The Things They Say 22687

31st August 2011

"The life has the highs and lows and complexities to make for a feature film and a great soundtrack. I'd need to brush up my vocal and guitar skills." Orlando Bloom would like to star...

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Strummer Biopic Heading To The Big Screen

17th November 2010

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...

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Simonon's Poignant Thoughts At Festival

5th October 2010

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...

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Fascinating Fact 9711

25th July 2010

METALLICA'S JAMES HETFIELD, SLASH, EDDIE VAN HALEN and KEITH RICHARDS have joined late stars JOHNNY RAMONE, ROY ORBISON, JIMI HENDRIX, JOE STRUMMER and DJANGO REINHARDT on a new list of the world's Coolest Guitarists. Stray...

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Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

24th June 2010

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...

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Strummer's Last Card Sold To Raise Money For Charity

21st December 2009

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...

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The Clash's Near Reform

16th July 2009

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...

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Headon To Sell Car For Strummer Charity

2nd April 2009

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)...

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Alex James 'Snubbed Coldplay'

23rd January 2009

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...

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Alex James 'Turned Down Coldplay'

23rd January 2009

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...

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Fascinating Fact 6533

11th December 2008

A Christmas charity gig is to be held in London on 21 December (08) to celebrate the life of late THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER. Acts scheduled to appear include THE ROTTEN HILL GANG, THE...

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Strummer's Last Plea To Simonon

31st March 2008

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...

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Strummer's Widow Reveals Cache Of Unheard Clash Songs

8th December 2007

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...

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Control Tops British Indies

29th November 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 4373

28th November 2007

PRIMAL SCREAM star MANI and former THE SMITHS bassist ANDY ROURKE will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER on 22 December (07) at a tribute show, called LONDON CALLING:...

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The Things They Say 6046

5th November 2007

"He didn't want to talk. I really don't know why." Filmmaker JULIEN TEMPLE on the most obvious omission from his JOE STRUMMER tribute documentary THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN, former THE CLASH bandmate PAUL SIMONON.

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