To mark the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s triple LP Sandinista!, filmmaker Don Letts put together a new music video for “The Magnificent Seven,” a clip based on the band’s performance of the song on “The Tomorrow Show” with Tom Snyder and previously unseen footage of the group.
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The reunited Midnight Oil is back in the U.S. for a short second round of dates on its Great Circle 2017 world tour, a run of shows that brought the band to New York City’s Terminal 5 on Aug. 21 — a date that would have been the late Joe Strummer’s 65th birthday. Watch the Oils’ cover of “London Calling” here.
On New Year’s Day, the UK’s BBC Four aired a new 75-minute documentary called “The Clash: New Year’s Day ’77” put together by filmmaker Julien Temple and built around his own, previously unseen footage of the of the band performing on Jan. 1, 1977, at the Roxy club.
Take a trip back to the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend that year that drew an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California — with this 90-minute collection of footage from the fest’s “New Wave Day,” featuring performances by The Clash, INXS, Oingo Boingo, The English Beat and more.
This week’s new releases include the brand-new studio album from the Pixies (‘Indie Cindy’), plus a four-disc box set from The Sound, a reissue of X’s ‘Under the Big Black Sun,’ the documentary “The Rise and Fall of The Clash,” the U.S. release of Prefab Sprout’s latest album and an Inspiral Carpets reissue.
Keith Levene, founding member of both The Clash and Public Image Ltd., plans to resurrect what was to be PiL’s fourth album —1984’s Commercial Zone, released in two different incarnations — and “enhance it with original material,” finishing the album 30 years later.
The Converse sneaker company continues its “Three Artists, One Song” series of musical collaborations this week with some creative math, bringing in four people — Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, plus R&B star Frank Ocean and producer Diplo — to craft the track “Hero.”
Been a while since we’ve done a “120 Minutes” Rewind — the pickings were getting awfully slim on YouTube — but it’s time to revive the feature, and there’s no better way to do it than with this “120 X-Ray” spotlight on the mighty Joe Strummer.
Thirty years after drawing an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California, the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend — will be commemorated next month with a DVD concert film featuring performances by U2, The Clash, English Beat, INXS and more.
This week’s new releases include two different box sets and a new best-of from The Clash, plus Ministry’s farewell album, new music from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Juliana Hatfield of Blake Babies, a new Boomtown Rats best-of and a compilation of Rank & File’s first two albums.
The Clash return to record stores in a big way this September, with the release of a 12-disc box set called Sound System — featuring five of the band’s six albums, a DVD with unseen footage and three discs’ worth of demos, non-album singles, rarities and B-sides — as well as a new double-disc best-of set.
Johnny Marr surprised fans in San Francisco on Saturday night by pulling an old friend on stage: Billy Duffy of The Cult, who joined Marr and his band to rip through “I Fought the Law,” the 1958 classic by The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis popularized first by the Bobby Fuller Four and then The Clash.
Today we unveil the results of Part 1 of our year-long Best of the ’80s feature, an ambitious, year-by-year poll of Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers to determine just what were the best albums of each year of the 1980s — and then, when that’s all said and done at the end of 2013, we’ll run a monster best-of-the-decade poll.