Paul Simonon

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Clash singer Joe Strummer performing in New Ypork in September 1979. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

The Clash’s London Calling filleted rock, politics and history with anti-establishment swagger and biting social commentary. 40 years on, its geniu(...)

 The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Damon Albarn second from left

About a year before the European Union referendum in the UK, when I was looking around for something to write about, I fixed upon a strangely unsexy t(...)

Damon Albarn: “I’ve always been very strong on finishing work at five and cooking dinner.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

With the honourable exceptions of The Traveling Wilburys, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, supergroups tend to b(...)

After Graham Coxon left Blur in 2003, the Britpop behemoths fizzled out with a whimper. Damon Albarn threw himself into completing the second Gorillaz(...)

Visconti is recording with Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell on a solo album and Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Photographs: Getty Images

T-Rex and David Bowie producer has exclusively revealed to The Irish Times that he is working on new studio albums by Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction,(...)

Peig Sayers: Though Brian Boyd studied her book, he speaks better Spanish, Italian and Portuguese than he does Irish

Brian Boyd I’ve been reading the “Neighbours: Britain and Ireland” series in The Irish Times over the past week, and have to admit I’m feeling a bi(...)