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Billy Bragg Reunites Clash Members for Prison Charity

Concerts and Tours, News, New Music Two of the three surviving members of the Clash -- guitarist Mick Jones and drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon -- have recorded together for the first time since sessions for 1982's 'Combat Rock.' The former bandmates have joined forces with activist musician Billy Bragg and several inmates for a rendition of their 1978 song 'Jail Guitar Doors' in an effort to promote a campaign to help rehabilitate prison inmates.
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The Roundup: Mick Jones, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon

Entertainment : The New Yorker: Goings On (5 years ago)

Mick Jones’s rock and roll bookmobile. A defense of Dave Matthews. A big lineup for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s twenty-fifth anniversary concerts: Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and more. Jimmy Page weighs... Read Post

Lindsey Buckingham takes spotlight on Fleetwood Mac tour

Entertainment : Fan Fare (5 years ago)

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Music / Rock & Pop : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily (5 years ago)

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