Joe Strummer

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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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'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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Joe Strummer demos and rarities to appear on new compilation
The 32-track album will include previously unheard recordings made by the late musician before and after his time with the Clash

Laura Snapes

29, Jun, 2018 @9:58 AM

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Stonewall; Holding the Man; Mapplethorpe; Batman v Superman; Hardcore Henry; A Kind of Loving; Film4 downloads – review
Queer cinema exposes a soft centre, caped crusaders meet in a cinematic Spaghetti Junction and Film4 releases a fine haul

Guy Lodge

31, Jul, 2016 @6:59 AM

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The day I spent on the underground with the Clash | Tony Parsons
In 1977, Tony Parsons went to meet the Clash. They ended up talking and partying all afternoon on the Circle line

Tony Parsons

03, Jul, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs that capture zeitgeist
Our latest Readers recommend guru gets into the spirit of the age with tunes that take us through the ages and bring us right up to date

Scott Blair

24, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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The Clash: 10 of the best
Punk, rockabilly, reggae, rap – all grist to the mill of one of the bands most treasured by rock’n’roll romantics

Dave Simpson

23, Sep, 2015 @5:14 PM

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From John Lennon to Michael Jackson: rock stars on their dead heroes

Ian Gittins: With the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death this weekend, Ozzy Osbourne, Blondie, Katy B and others talk about when they heard their musical hero had died

Ian Gittins

03, Apr, 2014 @4:47 PM

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Clash city rockers – Mick Jones and Paul Simonon recall the glory days

The two surviving founder members of the Clash take a break from remixing the retrospective Sound System box set to reminisce about going to the pictures, sharp clothes and rock'n'roll

Michael Hann

23, May, 2013 @5:11 PM

Readers suggest the 10 best ... music documentaries

Last week we bought you our 10 best music documentaries. Here we present your thoughts on who really deserved to make the list

Observer and Guardian readers

23, May, 2013 @11:30 AM

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The Clash to release new box set of remastered albums and rarities

Sound System set to be accompanied by best-of album, sequenced to copy a 1982 Brixton show

Michael Hann

21, May, 2013 @7:01 AM

Placeta Joe Strummer inaugurated in Granada
New square reverberates to Clash songs as musicians gather in Spanish city to celebrate

Giles Tremlett

20, May, 2013 @9:24 PM

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