Linkage: Mick Jones plays The Clash, plus Simple Minds, The Sisters of Mercy, JAMC, The Specials

A collection of some interesting links we stumbled across this week:

Mick Jones to Play Clash Songs on UK Charity Tour Having revisited Big Audio Dynamite over the past year, Mick Jones will now dust off The Clash’s catalog, playing songs by his old on tour for the first time in nearly 30 years when he joins the Justice Tonight charity tour in the U.K. this December. [NME]

Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr Still Alive and Kicking Check out the latest episode of the “Stuck in the ’80s” podcast for Steve Spears’ interview with Jim Kerr, who talks about his recent solo work, the band’s performance at “Live Aid,” the legacy of “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” and why Simple Minds hasn’t toured the U.S. in recent years. [Stuck in the ’80s]

Off to Never Land: The Sisters Of Mercy Interviewed Head Sister Andrew Eldritch is interviewed via e-mail by the U.K. web mag in a weird sort of third-person, and talks about the goth-rock legends’ ongoing touring and hints that the band could someday follow up 1990’s Vision Thing with a new album… “even though nobody in this tech climate can make their money back. Will we? Maybe.” [The Quietus]

The Specials Soldier On After recently wrapping up what had been billed as the end of the 2 Tone ska legends’ reunion, The Specials have decided to stick together and are even hinting at new music (and maybe we’ll finally see a proper U.S. tour? We can hope). [Marco on the Bass] 

Brown Acid Black Leather: The Story of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Psychocandy’ Jim Reid and bassist Douglas Hart look back on the making of the Mary Chain’s noise-pop classic. Reid opines: “I think the attitude of Psychocandy was to do with not being satisfied with the status quo and trying to fuck things up a little bit. There’s always gonna be somebody who wants to do that and hopefully it’ll be different every time it happens.” [The Quietus]

 

 

 

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  • The ‘Mick Jones Review’ is going to be great and for once tickets are reasonably priced. I know London is already sold out and Glasgow is close…

     
 

 

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