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Watch Strokes Cover Clash's 'Clampdown' at Governors Ball

June 4, 2016

The Strokes headlined the Friday night festivities at this year's Governors Ball in New York, and in addition to a career-spanning set that featured tracks off their new Future Present Past EP, the band also performed their cover of the Clash's "Clampdown"...


Seattle Honors the Clash With 'International Clash Day'

February 5, 2016

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has honored rock legends the Clash by declaring Sunday, February 7th "International Clash Day" in the city, joining King County, Washington and Bridgewater, UK in that recognition.  "Legendary UK band the Clash formed...


Julien Temple on Punk Docs and Xmas With the Sex Pistols

July 30, 2015

Johnny Rotten grabs the microphone and lurches forward, his pimply face grinning into the camera. Next to him, Steve Jones is miming (or mocking) guitar-hero moves, while Sid Vicious hunches over his bass, surly as ever. The grainy footage carbon-dates...


Joe Strummer's 1963 Thunderbird Up for Auction

August 14, 2014

It's not a brand new Cadillac, but Joe Strummer's 1963 Chalfont Blue Ford Thunderbird is now up for auction on eBay. Bidding will end on Thursday, August 21st, which also happens to be the birthday of the late Clash co-founder. While...


Clash Members, Diplo Talk Unlikely 'Hero' Collaboration

March 10, 2014

Turns out Mick Jones, the genre-melding singer/guitarist of the Clash, boasts some fashion ingenuity, too. "If your sneakers get old, you put them in the freezer," the London Calling legend instructed a rapt crowd of reporters last week at Brooklyn's...


Clash Inspiration Junior Murvin Dead

December 3, 2013

Reggae artist Junior Murvin died on Monday in Jamaica. Although an official cause of death has not yet been released, Murvin had been recently hospitalized for diabetes and blood-pressure-related illnesses.  He was between ages 64 and 67, according...


Green Day Pay Tribute to Joe Strummer

August 22, 2013

Green Day wished a happy birthday to Joe Strummer last night, midway through their set at O2 Academy Brixton in London. The Clash frontman, who died in 2002, would have turned 61 yesterday. The birthday wishes came during a show that included a full...


Clash Bassist Paul Simonon On New Box Set, Recording With Bob Dylan

June 6, 2013

The classic lineup of the Clash folded after recording just five studio albums. But they worked at an insane pace during their seven-year run, leaving behind a mountain of unreleased material. Their 1991 box set Clash on Broadway was a scant three discs...


Johnny Depp: The Last Buccaneer

November 12, 2012

On a recent summer afternoon, Johnny Depp walks into a luxury suite at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Oddly, he is dressed like a pirate. A faded paisley do-rag is tied around his head. Smaller strips of cloth are braided into his hair, and he has...


'The Rise and Fall of the Clash' Premieres at CBGB Festival

July 6, 2012

"You are the first eyes to see this in the entire world," director Danny Garcia said enthusiastically at the premiere of his documentary, The Rise and Fall of the Clash, on Thursday night at New York's Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The event capped a slate...


Week in Rock History: The Beatles Land in New York

February 6, 2012

This week in rock history, the Beatles arrived in New York, Bill Haley passed away, the Clash began recording their studio debut, Sonny Bono declared his candidacy for mayor and Phil Spector was in a major car crash. February 7, 1964: The Beatles land...


Watch Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher Cover Gorillaz

December 14, 2015

Former Clash bassist Paul Simonon celebrated his 60th birthday by forming an all-star, one-night-only supergroup with Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher and the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde on Sunday night. The band played a variety of classic Clash tracks ("The...


Newly Unearthed Letter Explains The Clash's U.S. Troubles

June 12, 2015

The Clash's 1977 self-titled album is widely seen as one of the greatest debuts of all time, though Americans didn't have a chance to buy it until 1979 - and a letter (which surfaced online last year and is just now making the rounds) explains exactly...


Gob-Smacked: The Best of Seventies British Punk

June 17, 2014

Mohawked and mad-as-hell, the punks who popped up in England in the late 1970s created some of the smartest, sharpest, and most arresting racket the U.K. had ever heard. Many of them would never make it to the charts, but decades later, they remain punk-rock...


What Is the Best Double Album of All Time?

January 3, 2014

Pop acts have been releasing double albums since Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde in 1966. There have been countless classics since then, from The White Album by the Beatles all the way to Reflektor by Arcade Fire. Why Arcade Fire's The Funeral Is the Sixth...


The Clash's Mick Jones: 'This Is It for Me'

August 30, 2013

To Mick Jones, the Clash's new box set, Sound System, represents the band's final statement. The 13-disc collection includes remastered versions of their five studio albums, video of everything from their first recording session in 1976 through incredible...


Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Clash's Greatest Song?

August 9, 2013

The classic lineup of the Clash broke up after just seven years, but in that time, they released a stunning amount of great music. Their 1991 box set Clash on Broadway was just three CDs, and it barely scratched the surface. On September 10th, they're...


Joe Strummer Honored With Plaza in Spain

January 16, 2013

Joe Strummer will have a plaza in Granada, Spain, named after him following a Facebook petition that swayed city officials with the signatures of more than 2,000 residents, the BBC reports. Now to be known as Plaza de Joe Strummer, the campaign to rename...


Pearl Jam Rock Montana in Support of Senator

October 2, 2012

Pearl Jam last weekend busted out a set 29-song set packed with fan favorites and politically-tinged covers at the Adams Center in Missoula, Montana, in support of Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat who's currently seeking re-election in a hotly contested race...


Foster the People: Second Album to Feature 'More Grit'

June 13, 2012

In a recent interview with Billboard, Foster the People frontman Mark Foster discussed the band's upcoming second album and how they hope to follow the breakout success of last year's Torches. Citing the Clash and the Kinks as heavy influences, Foster...