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After spending the first half of June on the festival beat, I’ve been watching TV and movies at a pretty ferocious pace these last two weeks, because there’s been a lot of good stuff going on. A whole bunch of shows returned or premiered this month, and in between some surprisingly clever and entertaining summerMore »

In the final analysis, the first wave of British punk rock left us with a brief, fractious cacophony. The Sex Pistols imploded quickly and with a famously ferocious violence. Sham-69 and X-Ray Spex were awesome, short-lived standard bearers for as long as their incandescent intensity would carry them. No one seemed, at least from lip… More »

Name: Jimmy Cliff
Progress Report: Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Jimmy Cliff gets to work on a new record with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. More »

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Watch Phil Manzanera, Paul Simonon, & Tony Allen Perform With Ligabue At Italian Folk Festival

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera served as musical director for this year's La Notte della Taranta folk festival in Salento, Italy. Manzanera also performed at…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 9:20 pm

Watch Damon Albarn Cover The Clash And Get Carried Offstage At Roskilde

Denmark's Roskilde Festival ended this past weekend, and concertgoers who made it to the Africa Express supergroup set were treated with a very special performance…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 6, 2015 - 10:22 am

Read An Epic Records Exec’s 1977 Letter To A Fan Explaining Why He Passed On The Clash

The Clash's self-titled 1977 debut is a raw, feverish classic, and it took a while to come out in the U.S. Epic Records had the…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Watch The New BBC Documentary The Clash: New Year’s Day ’77 Featuring Previously Unseen Footage

By any reasonable metric, the Clash are one of the five best bands in British history. (The others, if you're keeping score at home, are…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2015 - 1:27 pm

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…
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…
Scott Lapatine | October 16, 2013 - 9:50 am

Watch Kurt Vile Cover The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton”

Audio Ammunition is a new five-part documentary about legendary UK punk band the Clash put out this week by Google Play. The series was launched…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Win A Clash Sound System Box Set

Next week (9/10) marks the release of the Clash's Sound System box set, a massive collection of remastered albums, demos, and merch that would impress…
Stereogum | September 4, 2013 - 11:24 am

Who Should Star In The Joe Strummer Biopic?

Now that Julie Delpy (Beyond Sunrise, Beyond Sunset) is attached to direct the forthcoming Joe Strummer biopic The Right Profile, who should star as Joe?
Corban Goble | November 22, 2011 - 11:06 am

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Who Should Play Joe Strummer In Clash Biopic?

According to Indiewire (who quote Screen Daily), Brit production company Film4 is prepping a biopic on Joe Strummer. It’s tentatively titled Joe Public, and Paul…
jessica | November 17, 2010 - 4:33 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
brandon | January 20, 2009 - 1:52 pm

Santogold Covers The Clash

Fresh off her spin with Julian and Pharrell in that Converse anthem, Santogold offers an appealing echo-chamber take on the Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton.” It’s…
brandon | July 17, 2008 - 11:25 am