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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Cast As Joe Strummer

Jonathan Rhys Meyers will play Joe Strummer in a The Clash film. The Irish actor has been cast as the punk frontman in the forthcoming film titled 'London Town', which will be set in 1970s...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers To Portray Joe Strummer In New Rock Drama

London Town, which is set in the British capital in the 1970s, follows a 14-year-old boy whose life is forever changed after his estranged mother introduces him to Strummer's music. Production is...

Joe Strummer's Thunderbird Up For Sale

A Ford Thunderbird previously owned by late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer has been put on sale by the Beverly Hills Car Club.Bids for the 1963 model began on Monday afternoon (11Aug14) and will end...

Mick Jones: 'Secret Joe Strummer Tunes Could Have Sparked The Clash's Comeback'

Former The Clash star Mick Jones has revealed he was writing new music with the band's late frontman Joe Strummer before he died in 2002.The guitarist tells the Bbc the former bandmates were secretly working...

Joe Strummer To Be Honoured In Spain

The Clash frontman Joe Strummer will be remembered in the Spanish city of Granada after officials agreed to name a square in the late singer's honour.The rocker spent a lot of time living and working...

Joe Strummer Remembered: 10 Years After His Death

This evening (Dec 22nd) will mark the ten year anniversary of one of the 20th Century's greatest individuals, both in and outside of music: John Graham Mellor, or as he was better known, Joe Strummer....

Fans And Friends To Mark 10th Anniversary Of Joe Strummer's Last Gig

Folk-punk group The Men They Couldn't Hang and The Clash tribute band Take The 5Th are among the acts set to pay tribute to Joe Strummer on the 10th anniversary of the late music icon's...

Seasick Steve Pays Tribute To Joe Strummer At Festival

Veteran blues singer Seasick Steve paid tribute to Joe Strummer during his set at a U.K. festival in honour of the late The Clash frontman on Friday (17Aug12).The weekend (17-19Aug12) Strummer of Love event, to...

Damien Hirst Creates Guitar Art For Joe Strummer Raffle

Renowned British artist Damien Hirst has unveiled two special charity pieces to mark the 10th anniversary of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer's death.Hirst has painted a Fender Telecaster electric guitar in his celebrated spot form,...

Hologram Tupac European Tour "Would Make Sense" Say S Creator

Tupac Shakur going on tour "would make sense" according to the eggheads who designed him, not the real rapper that is, but the hologram that is currently the biggest music star real or unreal on...

Billy Bragg And Basement Jaxx Among Acts For Strummer Festival

The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Badly Drawn Boy and Basement Jaxx are among the acts who have signed up to perform at a festival in honour of late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer.The new Strummer of...

Joe Strummer Honoured With Rock Festival

Late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer is to be honoured with a music festival to mark the 10th anniversary of his death later this year (12).The rocker passed away from a congenital heart defect in...

Burgess And Bragg Pay Tribute To Strummer

THE CHARLATANS' TIM BURGESS and rocker Billy Bragg have paid tribute to late The Clash musician Joe Strummer on the ninth anniversary of his death.The rocker passed away on 22 December, 2002 at the age...

Orlando Bloom Wants Clash's Joe Strummer Role?

Orlando Bloom wants to play Joe Strummer in a biopic of the late singer.The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor is a huge fan of The Clash singer - who died in 2002 at the age...

Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon...

The Clash's Near Reform

The Clash were set to reform before Joe Strummer died.The 'White Riot' hitmakers had discussed the possibility of performing a short concert when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in...

Headon To Sell Car For Strummer Charity

Former THE CLASH star TOPPER HEADON is selling off his Mini Cooper to raise funds for late bandmate JOE STRUMMER's music charity. The drummer's red and white motor will be raffled off later this month (Apr09)...

Alex James 'Snubbed Coldplay'

Alex James has admitted he passed on signing COLDPLAY to his record label in the 1990s because he did not think they were anything special.Chris Martin's band have gone on to be one of the...

By on 23 January 2009

Strummer Upset By Rock The Casbah War Cry

THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER was still upset when he died that his hit ROCK THE CASBAH was the first song played on Allied Forces Radio after the invasion of Kuwait. The peace-loving rocker lived...

Fight Turned Press Against The Stranglers

THE STRANGLERS rocker JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL blames a fight he had with THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON for almost wrecking his band's career in the mid-1970s. Bass player Burnel and Stranglers keyboardist DAVE GREENFIELD both became...

Lydon Blasts Late Clash Rocker

JOHN LYDON has slammed late punk contemporary JOE STRUMMER as a hypocrite for preaching a socialism while living a posh lifestyle. The SEX PISTOLS icon - also known as JOHNNY ROTTEN - claims THE...

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