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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 the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Pulp, and Ned's Atomic Dustbin.) In honor of their history, the BBC has put together a new documentary called The Clash: New Year's Day '77,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2015

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of June 2014: 22 Jump Street, Rectify, The Leftovers, & More

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 betwee… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 30, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 16, 2013

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 to celebrate the release of massive Clash 12-disc box set Sound System which comes with a ton of goodies (and we're giving one away for free here). On to… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 10, 2013

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 any fan of the seminal UK punk band and we have one to give away. The 12-disc bounty includes newly mastered editions of The Clash, Give 'Em Enough Rope, LondonMore »

By: Stereogum / September 4, 2013

The 10 Best Clash Songs

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 li… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / December 7, 2012

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? The picture above, to me, suggests a skinny Jason Segel. Anyone else seeing that? The movie allegedly focuses on Strummer after 1982, so that should certainly be considered. Thi… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 22, 2011

Progress Report: Jimmy Cliff

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 11, 2011

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 toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes. I did some research,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011

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 Viragh will write the screenplay. So, who should play Strummer? Consequence of Sound writes, "Please no James Franco," but it's unlikely that the company behind 24 HourMore »

By: jessica / November 17, 2010

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 23, 2010

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… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010

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 o… More »

By: brandon / January 20, 2009

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 like super dub. The cover comes from the Santogold/Diplo mixtape, Top Ranking: A Diplo Dub, which you can study up on over here. You can also cut to… More »

By: brandon / July 17, 2008

Tom Snyder’s Greatest Rock Moments

We pulled this together just in time for your lunch break. Make it a long one. In memory of Tom Snyder, who passed yesterday at the age of 71. From 1973-1982, the coveted post-Carson slot on NBC belonged to the legendary Snyder and his The Tomorrow Show, an off-kilter interview program featuring Tom's awesome eyebrow… More »

By: Stereogum / July 30, 2007

Tears In Heaven

This is news-y not only 'cause it's yet another posthumous appropriation of Kurt's likeness for corporate ends, but also 'cause Courtney had nothing to do with it. Shocking, yes. Reader Joe delivers the news about Doc Martens UK campaign to promote the durability and rocker appeal of their boots (see they even survive transubstantiation!). Here'… More »

By: Stereogum / May 23, 2007

Top 10 Songs About Wonderful Cities

There's nothing better than having a good song about your hometown. The folks at put together a list of their "Top 10 Songs About Wonderful Cities," kicking off with a four-way tie at #10, and listing the artist's rendition they most love. (Thanks Mike!)10. "New York, New York" -… More »

By: Stereogum / January 24, 2007
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