The Clash

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Keith Levene obituary
Guitarist and musician who was a founding member of the Clash and Public Image Ltd

Adam Sweeting

14, Nov, 2022 @7:44 PM

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Keith Levene, founding member of the Clash, dies at 65
Influential post-punk musician was an original member of the Clash before founding PiL with John Lydon and Jah Wobble

Vanessa Thorpe and Dave Simpson

12, Nov, 2022 @6:14 PM

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Kyiv calling: famous Clash anthem reborn as call to arms
Ukrainian punk band Beton win blessing of Clash’s remaining members to record new version of song to raise funds for support network

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Mar, 2022 @6:01 PM

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Rebel Dread review – an engaging portrait of Don Letts
An enjoyable study of the musician, DJ and film-maker could do with fewer talking heads and more joyful tales from Letts himself

Simran Hans

06, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A lust for life … my years backstage with the giants of punk
From Ramones to Iggy Pop, photographer Michael Grecco met them all. An exhibition of his work recreates the movement’s glory days

Rob Walker

05, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bass guitar smashed at Clash gig to join relics at Museum of London
Fender bass was hurled into stage by Paul Simonon in New York, as seen on London Calling album cover

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Woke' culture is threat to protest songs, says Don Letts
Fear of ‘cultural appropriation’ stops some from creating rebellious music, says the Clash videographer

Tobi Thomas

16, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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'London calling to the faraway towns': How British music changed this American's life | Geoffrey Kabaservice
As a teenager in 1980s provincial Florida, I heard radio DJs dismiss punk as unlistenable garbage. Then I heard the Clash

Geoffrey Kabaservice

26, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Carla Bruni's teenage obsessions: 'Francis Bacon shows our confusion, desire, madness'
As she returns with a new album, the French chanteuse recalls the genius of the Clash and Henry James, plus encounters with Balearic naturists

Interview by Dave Simpson

16, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Phil May obituary
Powerful vocalist, frontman and songwriter with the Pretty Things, the outlandish rock band that inspired Bowie and Nirvana

Adam Sweeting

17, May, 2020 @2:13 PM

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The Clash's 40 greatest songs – ranked!
Forty years on from the London Calling album, we rate the best tracks by the genre-hopping punks

Dave Simpson

09, Jan, 2020 @11:56 AM

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'We had the same brain' – how Pennie Smith turned the Clash into icons
She photographed the biggest stars. But it was the Clash she clicked with. Pennie Smith relives their first explosive US tour – and reveals how she took ‘rock’s greatest photo’

Rob Walker

11, Nov, 2019 @6:01 AM

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