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Rita Ora's Punk Influence

Rita Ora is influenced by punk music.The 'How We Do (Party)' hitmaker has revealed she was inspired by the likes of The Clash and The Sex Pistols but insists she never stuck to ''one specific...

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...

Bono Writes Song For Mother

Bono wrote a love song for his mother on U2's latest album. The 54-year-old singer paid tribute to his mum Iris on the band's 13th studio album, 'Songs of Innocence', and admits the autobiographical theme...

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...

The Libertines' Highly Praised Hyde Park Gig Interrupted By Surging Fans

The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London....

The Clash Stars Team Up With Frank Ocean For New Converse Track

The Clash stars Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have reteamed to record a new track with Frank Ocean.The punk icons, who also joined forces as part of Damon Albarn's Gorillaz, have recorded Hero with Ocean...

Blondie To Receive Nme Godlike Genius Award

Blondie are set to receive the NME Godlike Genius Award. The 'One Way Or Another' hitmakers will be recognised for their musical genius at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday, February...

Madness Played Police Prank On The Clash

British pop stars Madness fell out with punk veterans The Clash for five years after dressing as cops and staging a fake raid on their studio.The Baggy Trousers hitmakers decided to play a practical joke...

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...

Paul Simonon Designs Edgy Clothing Collection

Former The Clash rocker Paul Simonon has turned fashion designer to create a collection for the clothing company inspired by legendary tattooist Sailor Jerry.The guitarist has joined the team at Sailor Jerry Clothing to work...

The Clash's Paul Simonon's Clothing Range Available

The Clash's Paul Simonon's new clothing range is launched today (23.09.13). The bass player and Sailor Jerry Clothing's ultimate new collaboration, The Flash Collection, is available to purchase from Lewis Leathers today after Paul combined...

Mick Jones: 'The Clash Came Close To Reuniting For Hall Of Fame'

Former The Clash star Mick Jones still has regrets about walking away from the band, but insists he and his bandmates had to split in the mid-1980s to save their friendships.The guitarist reveals the core...

The Clash Trio To Reunite For Radio Chat

The three surviving members of The Clash are set to reunite for a one-off radio event in Britain.Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon have agreed to sit down for a BBC Radio 6 Music...

Bee Gess Barry Gibb Misses Brothers

Barry Gibb admitted he missed his late Bee Gee brothers before he accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards today (28.06.13).The 66-year-old musician - who is the last surviving...

Mick Jones And Ray Davies Land Silver Clef Awards

The Clash star Mick Jones and The Kinks rocker Ray Davies have joined the star-studded list of honourees at Britain's upcoming Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.The two musicians will both be given prizes in...

The Clash's Paul Simonon Unveils Clothing Range

The Clash's Paul Simonon has unveiled a new clothing range. The bass player and Sailor Jerry have teamed up to create The Flash Collection, a series of annual collaborations between the rum brand and like-minded...

Unseen Punk Photos Unearthed For New Book

Almost 200 unseen photographs documenting the heyday of the British punk movement and featuring icons including Sid Vicious and The Clash will be released next month (Apr13).Snapper Sheila Rock is opening up her personal archives...

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...

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...

Robbie Williams And Melanie Chisholm Record Single For Disaster Victims

Robbie Williams, The Clash's Mick Jones, and Melanie Chisholm are among the stars teaming up to record a charity single to benefit the victims of Britain's worst ever sporting disaster.Beverley Knight and Paloma Faith will...

One Direction Acknowledge The Clash Single Similarities

The stars of One Direction have insisted their new single is supposed to sound like a song by The Clash after they were accused of copying the famous rift from Should I Stay Or Should...

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...

Jessica Ennis And Bradley Wiggins Party With The Stone Roses In London

What would you rather do? Party with The Stone Roses? Or win an Olympic medal? Well, if you are Jessica Ennis or Bradley Wiggins, you don't have to choose. You can do both. Jess and...

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,...

Did The Stone Roses And Eric Cantona Appear On Stage Together?

The Stone Roses have been used to being the star attraction wherever they've gone in Europe so far this year, since announcing their reformation, however, in Lyon last night they almost had to take a...

Jimmy Cliff Works With Rancid's Tim Armstrong On New Record 'Rebirth'

Ska legend Jimmy Cliff teams up with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong to produce Cliff's new album 'Rebirth' to be released in mid-July 2012.Their careers cross paths again since Cliff covered Rancid's 1995 song 'Ruby Soho'...

The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon Confesses His Love For New Kids On The Block

We interviewed Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem to discuss his upcoming album 'Handwritten', his influences, his love of motorcycles and, most importantly, his not-so-guilty pleasure -The New Kids On The Block. When Contactmusic.com asked...

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...

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