Posts tagged "Mick Jones"

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo – “Hero”

The biggest Frank Ocean story Friday, before news broke that Chipotle is suing him, was the impending arrival of a new Converse-sponsored collaboration with Diplo and Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. That song is here now. It's called "Hero," and it presents a classic Ocean vocal against a retro-futurist sound that might work… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 10, 2014 - 9:06 am

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo Write A Song For Converse

Converse do a good job of integrating their brand among music types. If you're at SXSW next week, for instance, you will see no shortage of One-Star logos plastered across Austin. (You probably have a reasonable chance of going home with a free pair of Chucks or two, honestly.) Anyway, the sneaker company will head… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 7, 2014 - 11:32 am

Watch Fred Armien’s Ian Rubbish Interview The Clash

In a new FunnyOrDie video, Fred Armisen's under-recognized first-gen punk Ian Rubbish interviews Mick Jones and Paul Simonon at NYC's Electric Lady Studios. Of course the Clash were a big influence on Rubbish. For example, the Clash would say something political, and the Bizarros would say "we agree with the Clash" or "what they said."… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 16, 2013 - 9:50 am

Gorillaz Bring “Stylo” To The Colbert Report

Damon managed to bring the better part of the expansive crew that lined the Coachella stage for Gorillaz' headlining set to Colbert's tiny Comedy Central studio in Manhattan, here working through the buoyantly demented disco of "Stylo," armed as in Indio with Bobby Womack and the Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon (and again le… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 23, 2010 - 12:11 pm

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played "In The Mouth A Desert." Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn't feel especially arid. Le… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here's the promised "alternative" to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news has shifted on to how the womens' skiing team are actually jealous about the amount of media exposure each other are getting, or whatever, Haiti remains pretty asunder. The opening shot… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am

Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp & Friends Record Haiti Single

Like I said the other day, in times like these we judge not the artists who are joining to make whatever difference they can in reconstructing Haiti via their art, we just celebrate that it's happening. But Susan Boyle, Miley Cyrus, & James Blunt this is not: The Pogues' Shane MacGowan and his good bud… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010 - 9:29 am

Lily Allen Covers The Clash Song “Paper Planes” Sampled

Or, in words your parents will understand: Lily Allen did a cover of the Clash's "Straight To Hell" with the original's co-writer Mick Jones, no less. Originally released in 1982 as the third single from Combat Rock, "Straight To Hell" returned to the spotlight last year after its familiar opening riff was sampled on M.I.A.'… More »

By: brandon / January 20, 2009 - 1:52 pm

TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Beck Show Some Cover Love For The New War Child Compilation

Lots of artists you enjoy are covering lots of other artists you enjoy for another tribute album organized by and benefitting War Child, the "network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war." The pairings are mostly logical -- the Hold Steady covering the Boss, TV On The Radio covering… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Jane’s Addiction Reunite At NME Awards

All four original members of Jane's Addiction performed together for the first time in too long at the El Rey last night. The occasion was the NME Awards USA, where the legendary LA band accepted a Godlike Genius Award (joining godlike alumni Clash, New Order, and Primal Scream). Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 24, 2008 - 12:38 pm