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Friday, September 18, 2009

'Clash' Members Reunite for Charity


Two members of the English punk band, The Clash, are joining together for a re-recording of “Jail Guitar Doors.” 

Mick Jones, former lead guitarist, and Nicky “Topper” Headon, former drummer, will reunite to record the 1978 track for Billy Bragg’s Jail Guitar Doors Initiative.

Bragg named the Initiative after The Clash’s “Clash City Rockers” b-side, whose purpose is to provide instruments for prison inmates as a means of rehabilitation.  The charity began in 2007.

This will be the first time in 30 years since Jones and Headon have been in the studio together.

“The guys were telling us how much this scheme had helped them move on from their previous lives before prison,” Jones said of the charity. “It was really touching to think we’ve helped, even if it’s in a small way.”

-          Jessica Cole

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