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 Guns of Brixton,” “Brand New Cadillac”) and selections from Albarn’s vast catalog, including Gorillaz and Simonon-assisted the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Stereogum reports.
Several audience-shot videos find the group covering Gorillaz’ club-friendly single “D.A.R.E.”, with Albarn and Gallagher trading off vocals on the chorus. Another brief clip teases the intro riff to “Brand New Cadillac” and includes a snippet of Hynde strutting onstage.
“Brand New Cadillac”:
One attendee uploaded the setlist, pictured below.
The Good, the Bad & the Queen’s self-titled 2007 LP featured Simonon and Albarn collaborating with the Verve guitarist Simon Tong, Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen and producer Danger Mouse. Simonon also made a guest appearance on Gorillaz’ third LP, 2010’s Plastic Beach.
In a 2014 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Albarn said he’s already written another Good, the Bad & the Queen album and is trying to find time to record it.