Tag: Big Audio Dynamite

Mick Jones re-teams with Big Audio Dynamite bandmates on Dreadzone’s ‘Too Late’

Mick Jones re-teams with Big Audio Dynamite bandmates on Dreadzone’s ‘Too Late’

While the Big Audio Dynamite reunion didn’t result in any new recordings, frontman Mick Jones has re-teamed with that band’s rhythm section — drummer Greg Roberts and bassist Leo “E-Z Kill” Williams — to lend guitar and backing vocals to new single “Too Late,” from the duo’s band Dreadzone.

Video: Carbon/Silicon, ‘Big Surprise’ — new single from The Clash’s Mick Jones

Video: Carbon/Silicon, ‘Big Surprise’ — new single from The Clash’s Mick Jones

Despite suggestions he might make new music with Big Audio Dynamite, it appears Mick Jones has moved on to other projects — namely re-teaming with Tony James of Generation X in their band Carbon/Silicon, which has just released a mellow, uplifting new single called “Big Surprise.”

Vintage Video: Big Audio Dynamite in Rio de Janeiro, 1987 — watch full 45-minute set

Vintage Video: Big Audio Dynamite in Rio de Janeiro, 1987 — watch full 45-minute set

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn the clocks back to 1987 for this 45-minute TV special capturing Big Audio Dynamite’s performance at the Teatro Carlos Gomes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The seven-song performance comes in the months following the release of Mick Jones and Co.’s second album.

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Our latest link round-up includes interviews with Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Exene Cervenka of X and The Motels’s Martha Davis, plus a look at how the soundtrack to ‘Urgh! A Music War’ spotlighted early ’80s U.K. reggae.

Video: Big Audio Dynamite at Lollapalooza

Video: Big Audio Dynamite at Lollapalooza

Big Audio Dynamite rocked Lollapalooza over the weekend, and if you didn’t get a chance see Mick Jones and Co. on the live webcast — let alone attend the Chicago extravaganza — the festival has posted video of three songs from the band’s set.

Video: Big Audio Dynamite plays ‘Rob Peter Pay Paul,’ ‘E=MC²’ on Jimmy Fallon

Video: Big Audio Dynamite plays ‘Rob Peter Pay Paul,’ ‘E=MC²’ on Jimmy Fallon

Last night, the reunited Big Audio Dynamite returned to the American airwaves with a performance of ‘Rob Peter Pay Paul’ — the original lineup’s first new song in 21 years — on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.’

Video: Big Audio Dynamite debut ‘Rob Peter Pay Paul’ — first new song in 21 years

Video: Big Audio Dynamite debut ‘Rob Peter Pay Paul’ — first new song in 21 years

With little fanfare last month, the reunited original lineup of Big Audio Dynamite debuted its first new song in 21 years at a gig in Bournemouth, England — a mid-tempo rocker called ‘Rob Peter Pay Paul’ that the band reprised the next day during its performance at the mammoth Glastonbury festival.

Contest: Win free Lollapalooza tickets

Contest: Win free Lollapalooza tickets

Our partners at GroopEase are giving away two pairs of three-day passes along with $500 cash to see The Cars, Big Audio Dynamite, Foo Fighters and more at the massive Lollapalooza festival in Chicago’s Grant Park on Aug. 5-7.

Milestones: Mick Jones is 56 today; watch full ‘London Calling’-era concert by The Clash

Milestones: Mick Jones is 56 today; watch full ‘London Calling’-era concert by The Clash

Today we mark the 56th birthday of punk legend Mick Jones — leader of the newly reactivated Big Audio Dynamite — with a look back at that other band he was in, with a full 1980 concert by The Clash. Watch it here.

Big Audio Dynamite plots U.S. club tour around Lollapalooza, Outside Lands

Big Audio Dynamite plots U.S. club tour around Lollapalooza, Outside Lands

While an official announcement is still forthcoming, the reunited Big Audio Dynamite is plotting what looks to be a two-week club tour across the U.S. this August to coincide with its slots at Lollapalooza in Chicago and the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco.

Lollapalooza at 20: Big Audio Dynamite, The Cars join headliners Eminem, Foo Fighters

Lollapalooza at 20: Big Audio Dynamite, The Cars join headliners Eminem, Foo Fighters

The organizers of Lollapalooza tonight unveiled the lineup for this year’s 20th anniversary festival, and while there are no throwbacks to that inaugural 1991 fest, there are a couple acts on the bill older than the event itself: Big Audio Dynamite and The Cars.

Big Audio Dynamite reissuing ‘No. 10, Upping St.,’ returning to U.S. this summer

Big Audio Dynamite reissuing ‘No. 10, Upping St.,’ returning to U.S. this summer

The reunited Big Audio Dynamite will return to the U.S. this August and are moving forward with plans to reissue 1986’s ‘No. 10, Upping St.’ — possibly with unreleased material co-written by frontman Mick Jones and former Clash bandmate Joe Strummer.

Video: Watch Duran Duran’s full Coachella set

Video: Watch Duran Duran’s full Coachella set

Yesterday we brought you Big Audio Dynamite’s full set at Coachella last weekend, and today, here’s Duran Duran’s complete hour-long performance — captured, once again, from the festival’s streaming video by the ever-reliable Audio Perv.

Video: Watch Big Audio Dynamite’s complete, hour-long Coachella festival performance

Video: Watch Big Audio Dynamite’s complete, hour-long Coachella festival performance

Couldn’t make it to Coachella last weekend to see the reunited Big Audio Dynamite play one of just three U.S. shows this spring? No worries, you can watch the hour-long set right here.