Tag: The Clash

Video: Big Audio Dynamite reunites original lineup in Liverpool for first gig in 22 years

Last night in Liverpool, Mick Jones brought his post-Clash outfit Big Audio Dynamite out of retirement for the original lineup’s first concert in 22 years, the opening night of a nine-date U.K. tour that will be followed by a pair of U.S. gigs and a slot at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California next month.

Video: Mick Jones, Roger Daltrey play The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ at W Hotel launch

Video: Mick Jones, Roger Daltrey play The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ at W Hotel launch

While Mick Jones has yet to publicly debut the reunited Big Audio Dynamite, he took time last night to perform at the star-studded launch party for London’s new W Hotel — and enlisted The Who’s Roger Daltrey to help sing The Clash’s classic ‘London Calling.’

Big Audio Dynamite to play Los Angeles, New York around Coachella appearance

Big Audio Dynamite to play Los Angeles, New York around Coachella appearance

After wrapping its upcoming U.K. tour, the reunited Big Audio Dynamite will bookend its appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with a pair of pre- and post-fest gigs in Los Angeles and New York City.

Big Audio Dynamite sets 9-date U.K. reunion tour in advance of Coachella appearance

Big Audio Dynamite sets 9-date U.K. reunion tour in advance of Coachella appearance

Big Audio Dynamite will reunite for the first time in 20 years for a nine-date U.K tour this spring as a lead-up to the band’s just-announced slot at the enormous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert.

Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite set for festival

Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite set for festival

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival tonight unveiled the official lineup for the April15-17 festival, which will include appearances by Duran Duran, Wire and — in one of the lineup’s biggest surprises — a reunion of Mick Jones’ post-Clash project Big Audio Dynamite.

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Today we mark the birthday of Paul Simonon — he’s turning 55 — with this performance of The Clash bassist’s signature tune, ‘The Guns of Brixton,’ filmed April 25, 1980, for the band’s second-ever U.S. television appearance on ABC’s late-night comedy show ‘Fridays.’

The Clash’s ‘Sandinista!’ to receive 30th anniversary reissue with bonus DVD

The Clash’s ‘Sandinista!’ to receive 30th anniversary reissue with bonus DVD

Details are scarce, but Sony Japan next month apparently is releasing a special expanded 30th anniversary edition of The Clash’s sprawling 1980 dub-infused triple LP ‘Sandinista!,’ packaged with a brand-new bonus DVD ‘featuring interviews, live performances and more.’

Milestones: US Festival kicked off 28 years ago today; watch Ramones’ full set — and more

Milestones: US Festival kicked off 28 years ago today; watch Ramones’ full set — and more

Twenty eight years ago today, the first of what would turn out to be two multi-day US Festivals — envisioned by their organizer, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, as ‘Woodstock West’ — opened in blistering 110-degree heat at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino County, Calif.

Q&A: Drummer Greg Roberts on ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue, band’s legacy

Q&A: Drummer Greg Roberts on ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue, band’s legacy

The seminal debut from Mick Jones’ post-Clash outfit Big Audio Dynamite is set to be reissued tomorrow in an expanded 2CD package — and to mark the occasion, Slicing Up Eyeballs spoke to drummer Greg Roberts about B.A.D.’s origins, the recording of ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ and his current group, Dreadzone.

New releases: The Fall’s new album, ‘This is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue, KMFDM remixes

New releases: The Fall’s new album, ‘This is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue, KMFDM remixes

This week’s new releases include ‘Your Future Our Clutter,’ the 28th album from The Fall, plus the 2CD ‘This is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition,’ a new EP from James, a KMFDM remix disc, a best-of from The Triffids and a Robs Records compilation.

Coachella webcast: Watch PiL, The Specials, Echo & The Bunnymen, Devo and more

Coachella webcast: Watch PiL, The Specials, Echo & The Bunnymen, Devo and more

Fans who can’t be in Indio, Calif., this weekend — or bands trapped in the U.K. by an angry volcano — can watch much of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival via free streaming webcasts on Facebook, MySpace and Verizon V Cast Video on Demand (for those with Verizon phones) beginning tonight.

Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones on possible reunion of post-Clash act: ‘Maybe next year’

Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones on possible reunion of post-Clash act: ‘Maybe next year’

With a new reissue due this month, the two key figures in Big Audio Dynamite — former Clash member Mick Jones and DJ/filmmaker Don Letts — have broached the idea of reuniting the ’80s cross-genre act, Letts tells Billboard.

New releases: Gorillaz reunites The Clash’s Jones, Simonon; Spandau Ballet reissues

New releases: Gorillaz reunites The Clash’s Jones, Simonon; Spandau Ballet reissues

This week’s new releases include the Gorillaz’s ‘Plastic Beach’ — featuring a reunion of The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon — plus reissues of Spandau Ballet’s first two albums and a new early-’80s best-of from The Fleshtones.

Video: Shane MacGowan enlists Nick Cave, Mick Jones, Chrissie Hynde for Haiti single

Video: Shane MacGowan enlists Nick Cave, Mick Jones, Chrissie Hynde for Haiti single

In some ways it’s the antidote to the schmaltzy, celeb-soaked remakes of “We Are the World” and R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”: a new Haiti benefit single recorded by iconic punk and post-figures such as The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Mick Jones of The Clash, the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie.