Joe Strummer dies

Joe Strummer, of the band The Clash, has died of a heart attack at the age of 50.

Strummer had recently been working with Bono and Dave Stewart on their song ‘48864’ for the Mandela-SOS album.

Bono, talking to Press Association, said: “The Clash was the greatest rock band. They wrote the rule book for U2. Though I was always too much of a fan to get to know him well, we were due to meet in January to finish our Mandela song with Dave Stewart. It’s such a shock.”
(source: CNN, Reuters, NME, The Guardian)

18 thoughts on “Joe Strummer dies

  1. I always wished U2 would have covered the Clash song “Lost In The Supermarket” on their POP Mart tour. It would have fit so well…..

  2. I always wished U2 would have covered the Clash song “Lost In The Supermarket” on their POP Mart tour. It would have fit so well…..

  3. Bono was recording a song with him? hmmm . . . this sort of goes along with that whole “death to people around U2” thing that people were discussing before. huh. RIP Joe

  4. Bono was recording a song with him? hmmm . . . this sort of goes along with that whole “death to people around U2” thing that people were discussing before. huh. RIP Joe

  5. seems to me bono should come up with better e-loo-lee-gees (zoolander). didn’t e say the exact same thing ’bout ramones except they were punk and not rock. can’t wait to hear what he writes when clannad start to keel over!

  6. seems to me bono should come up with better e-loo-lee-gees (zoolander). didn’t e say the exact same thing ’bout ramones except they were punk and not rock. can’t wait to hear what he writes when clannad start to keel over!

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