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The Clash
The Clash

Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Punk Rock
Years active 1976—1986
Label(s) Columbia Records
Associated acts Gorillaz
The 101'ers
London SS
Generation X
The Rich Kids
Cowboys International
General Public
Big Audio Dynamite
Havana 3am
The Latino Rockabilly War
The Pogues
The Mescaleros
The Good, the Bad and the Queen
Website Website
Former members
Mick Jones
Keith Levene
Paul Simonon
Terry Chimes
Joe Strummer
Rob Harper
Nicky "Topper" Headon
Pete Howard
Nick Sheppard
Vince White

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The Clash were an English punk band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk rock. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, dance and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, The Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones's departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

Live At Shea Stadium (2008) From Here To Eternity [Live] (1999) Super Black Market Music (1993) Cut The Crap (1985) Combat Rock (1982) Sandinista! (1981) Black Market Clash (1980) London Calling (1980) The Clash - U.S. (1979) Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978)

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Paul Simonon and Mick Jones To Produce Clash 'London Calling' Film

December 1, 2010
The Clash's Paul Simonon and Mick Jones are to executive produce a film about the making of the band's classic album 'London Calling'. The biopic will be named after the record and tell the story of how producer Guy Stevens engineered the album.  Read more 

Clash's Joe Strummer To Have His Life Story Turned Into A Film

November 17, 2010
Clash's Joe Strummer is to hit the big screen as his life story will be turned into a film, it has been reported. Film 4 will begin work on the project soon, entitled 'Joe Publich', revealed International Screen Daily.  Read more 

Mick Jones Launches Clash Museum In London

July 23, 2009
Former Clash guitarist Mick Jones has opened a rock'n'roll museum in London. The exhibition in Portobello Green, which is close to where the punk band formed, contains 10,000 items from Jones's personal collection.  Read more 

Rare Clash Performance At Shea Stadium Set For CD Release

August 1, 2008
Clash's entire performance at the Shea Stadium in 1982 is to be released on CD. The band's 15-song set at the New York venue, which closed earlier this month, will be available to buy from October 15th.  Read more 

Clash Rocker Records Song Inspired By Taser Internet Sensation

April 24, 2008
Former Clash star Mick Jones has revealed that his new band Carbon/Silicon have written a song inspired by the subjugation of university student Andrew Meyer. Meyer was infamously tasered by police at the University of Florida last year when he attempted to ask U.S. Senator John Kerry a question during an open discussion.  Read more 

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