Tag: Mick Jones

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.

Video: The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in the studio with Gorillaz

Video: The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in the studio with Gorillaz

It’s not much, but this 30-second promo for the Gorillaz’s forthcoming Plastic Beach is kind of exciting: It offers an all-too-fleeting glimpse of The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon recording together for the first time since 1982’s Combat Rock.

The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon reunite on Gorillaz’s upcoming ‘Plastic Beach’

The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon reunite on Gorillaz’s upcoming ‘Plastic Beach’

Tweet The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have reunited on record for the first time since 1982’s Combat Rock, each contributing to the title […]

‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue to include outtake ‘Electric Vandal,’ 4 unreleased mixes

‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue to include outtake ‘Electric Vandal,’ 4 unreleased mixes

Tweet The expanded 2CD reissue of This Is Big Audio Dynamite — the 1985 debut from Mick Jones’ post-Clash project, Big Audio Dynamite — will […]

Mick Jones’ Carbon/Silicon gives away ‘Carbon Bubble’ album as free MP3 download

Mick Jones’ Carbon/Silicon gives away ‘Carbon Bubble’ album as free MP3 download

Tweet Carbon/Silicon — the band fronted by The Clash’s Mick Jones and Tony James of Generation X — continues its tradition of offering fans free […]

‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue due in February, will include unreleased tracks

‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue due in February, will include unreleased tracks

Tweet The expanded 2CD reissue of This Is Big Audio Dynamite — the 1985 debut from Mick Jones’ post-Clash project, Big Audio Dynamite — that […]

Billy Bragg reunites The Clash’s Mick Jones, Topper Headon to record ‘Jail Guitar Doors’

Billy Bragg reunites The Clash’s Mick Jones, Topper Headon to record ‘Jail Guitar Doors’

Former Clash bandmates Mick Jones and Nicky “Topper” Headon recently recorded together for the first time in 27 years as part of a documentary being […]

Quick Spins: Big Audio Dynamite, Bad Lieutenant, The Cult, Sonic Youth

Quick Spins: Big Audio Dynamite, Bad Lieutenant, The Cult, Sonic Youth

The expanded 2CD reissue of This is Big Audio Dynamite — the 1985 debut from Mick Jones’ post-Clash project, Big Audio Dynamite, which featured breakout […]