Joe Strummer of the Clash Found Dead

From the Toronto Star

He was the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary punk band the Clash, and later with Big Audio Dynamite.

I feel old now.
R.I.P. Joe :frowning:

This is so awful.

What a bad year for music. First Jam Master Jay and now Joe Strummer.


I just read this on the BBC: Clash Star Strumer Dies.

I just made a joke last night about a photo of me, how I looked “like a Joe Strummer wannabe”.

I’ve been beat up, I’ve been thrown
Out but I’m not down, I’m not down
I’ve been shown up, but I’ve grown up
And I’m not down, I’m not down…


Wow, a real tragedy to be so young. I’ve got to make it a point to try and get my younger brother a Clash album for Christmas.

Just when he had another great project going. check out the CDs by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, especially the track titled Nitcomb.

RIP, Joe.

First Joey Ramone and now this.

This is really depressing.

I had hoped to see a reunited Clash perform for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. There were rumors to that effect, I believe.


If there’s a rock and roll heaven, then between Joey Ramone and Joe Strummer, it now has a hell of a mosh pit.

I guess this means punkers die at 50. I hope he’s in a better place now.

This really sucks. I had been hoping for a Clash reunion at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame :frowning:

Over the years I had told friends that the Clash was the one band I would pay $100 to see live, having been too young to see them play the first time around.

Without Strummer, it just wouldn’t be the same :frowning:

RIP Joe. You rocked.

Another recommendation: Westway to the World, the Clash documentary on DVD.

Strummer wasn’t in Big Audio Dynamite. That was Mick Jones’s band.

:frowning: :frowning:

The Clash will always be The Only Band That Matters.

He will be missed.



Not just another story, the glory was your life. R.I.P. Joe.

I guess the law finally does win.

I was 11 when I first found the Clash. I consider it to be one of the most important things I’ve ever experienced.
I would have given just about anything to have seen them in concert.

Good Bye, Joe. You will be missed…

I said fuckit and broke out my CD with every Clash album on it… my customers will just have to listen to the Clash through my headset all day. (I do phone technical support, and have a hypersensitive mic, so they can hear the music over my headset.)

Straight to Hell, boys…

There’s also this thread in MPSIMS

Glad someone caught that Strummer wasn’t in the mediocre Big Audio Dynamite.

I’m at work listening to the Clash on the radio. They are playing some good stuff right now. I’m trying not to tear up…people here will think I’m nuts.


Who could’ve imagined that Warren Zevon would outlive Joe Strummer?

“It’s always tease, tease, tease…”

Saw the Clash several times–most memorable was a show at the SF Civic Auditorium. They started with London Calling, and there was a guitar problem. Strummer finished the song, got his guitar fixed, and they played the song again. Cool.

PS:Don’t forget we lost John Entwistle this year as well. Not so cool.

Oops, bad typo there, certainly didn’t mean to send a smiley with that thought! (yes, I know that’s what ‘preview reply’ is for…)

Goddamnit. :frowning: