Earlier this month, during an interview with John Wilson on Radio 4’s Front Row arts show, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon all agreed that they wouldn’t be getting back together to play live. Which is fine by me, I’m happy to live with my memories (see below).
It was announced earlier today though, that the guys will be reconvening again for a live interview on Friday the 6th of September with BBC 6Music’s Cerys Matthews, where no doubt they’ll discuss the new super duper deluxe box set, Sound System, a sprawling collection of material remastered from the original tapes by Mick Jones that contains just about everything the band ever recorded before the unloved Cut The Crap album, along with new essays, a DVD with previously unseen footage shot by Julien Temple and Don Letts, badges, reprints of fanzines and lots more – there’s even a paperback book designed in the style of a Penguin classic The Future is Unwritten – which actually consists only of blank pages. It’s out in September and here’s the first review.
For more information on the live interview and the chance to be part of the audience and possibly ask the guys a question: Cerys Matthews hosts an audience with The Clash .
Hopefully the bulk of the audience will be made up of real Clash fans rather than folk who maybe just fancy a trip to see the BBC’s Maida Vale studio and who at best only know a few radio favourites like London Calling or Should I Stay or Should I Go?