Hellcat Records on Tuesday marked what would have been Joe Strummer’s 60th birthday by announcing and immediately releasing a digital box set compiling the late Clash frontman’s recorded output with late-’90s, early-2000s band The Mescaleros — including an unreleased 2002 live set.
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Demon Music Group late next month will reissue all six albums from the Roddy Frame-led Scottish indie-pop act Aztec Camera in 2CD and single-disc expanded editions, each featuring an assortment of bonus cuts including non-album singles, B-sides, remixes and, in the case of the band’s penultimate album, a full bonus live disc.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is helping make a feature-length documentary about the so-called ‘Woodstock of the ’80s’ — the 1982 US Festival, which featured Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, The B-52s, The Cars, Ramones, Gang of Four and more — to be released this Labor Day weekend on the event’s 30th anniversary.
Having already preempted their massive Manchester homecoming gigs with festival dates in Scandinavia and Germany, The Stone Roses have once again bumped up the start of their hugely anticipated summer reunion tour with a trio of just-announced smaller-venue concerts in Barcelona and Amsterdam in early June.
This year’s installment of Record Store Day will feature releases in the U.S. and/or U.K. from The Cure, Public Image Ltd., Morrissey, Kate Bush, The Wedding Present, Simple Minds, The Fall, The Clash, David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Ryan Adams covering Bob Mould, The Cult, Devo, Dinosaur Jr and more.
The Stone Roses’ reunion is still six months out, but frontman Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire gave fans a preview last night when they performed on stage together for the first time in 16 years at the Manchester stop of the “Justice Tonight” tour headlined by The Clash’s Mick Jones — who is performing his old band’s songs.
This week’s round-up of click-worthy links includes news about Mick Jones playing Clash songs on a U.K. benefit tour, an interview with Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr via the Stuck in the ’80s podcast, interviews with The Sisters of Mercy and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and news that The Specials’ reunion will continue.
Thirty-five years ago today, a nascent Siouxsie and the Banshees — with co-founders Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin joined by Sid Vicious on drums — played their first concert at the famed 100 Club Punk Special, opening for The Clash and the Sex Pistols. Hear it here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video we dip back to the late 1970s for this delightful report by ABC newsmagazine ’20/20′ on ‘the current transformation of rock ‘n’ roll — it’s called New Wave rock.’
This week’s new releases include a tribute to the British guitarist/songwriter John Martyn featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith, a reissue on 10-inch vinyl of The Clash’s ‘Black Market Clash’ and a 3CD compilation of extended remixes by the likes of New Order and The Jesus and Mary Chain called 12″/80s Alternative.’
This month’s tape features recent tracks from Paul Weller and Gang of Four, and classic cuts from The Clash, Camouflage and Simple Minds, plus British Sea Power covering The Cure, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs remaking Sonic Youth and The Shop Assistants doing The Jesus and Mary Chain.
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.
Thirty years ago today, Bob Marley succumbed to cancer at the age of 36. To honor this anniversary, here’s Joe Strummer’s performance of ‘Redemption Song.’ It’s a touching tribute from one musical revolutionary to another, both gone too soon.
The latest installment of the AV Club’s ‘Undercover’ series finds Rocky Votolato and the members of Matt Pond PA doing a stripped-down take on The Human League’s 1981 synthpop classic ‘Don’t You Want Me.’ Check out the video here.