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Mick Jones and B.A.D. Poised to Deliver New Ride

September 30, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Old Clash fans and younger B.A.D. fans, join hands! Former Clash axeman Mick Jones and his B.A.D. bandmates have completed work on their new record. Titled Entering a New Ride and slated for an early '98 release on Radioactive, the record promises a return to "the really early B.A.D. sound," according to label spokesperson Jimmy Auth. The first white-label (promo-only) single is the spirited "Sunday Best," already getting airplay in London's hippest nightspots. For all the latest B.A.D. info, check out the band's ultra-cool website, maintained by Mick himself.

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