Tag: Mick Jones

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.

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: 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 plans to record new album, prep more Legacy Edition reissues

Big Audio Dynamite plans to record new album, prep more Legacy Edition reissues

Mick Jones and Co. ‘have plans in the works for a new Big Audio Dynamite album,’ according to a news release e-mailed late Monday by Sony Music promoting the band’s three upcoming U.S. performances.

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.’

Vintage Video: The Cure on ‘That Was Then… This Is Now,’ 1988 BBC2 documentary

Vintage Video: The Cure on ‘That Was Then… This Is Now,’ 1988 BBC2 documentary

Twenty-two years ago, Robert Smith sat for a half-hour BBC2 documentary about The Cure that aired Aug. 8, 1988, as one of 10 installments of the series ‘That Was Then… This Is Now.’

Video: Mick Jones and Don Letts discuss Big Audio Dynamite in vintage footage

We continue our commemoration of this week’s 25th anniversary reissue of the groundbreaking ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ with this seven-minute electronic press kit assembled by bandmember Don Letts that the folks at Columbia/Legacy sent out to the media on Wednesday.

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.