Tuesday 28 March 2017

Clash stars reunite with Gorillaz

Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz
Former Clash stars Mick Jones (right) and Paul Simonon will record with Gorillaz

Former Clash stars Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have revived their punk partnership by recording together for the first time in almost 30 years.

The pair reunited for a guest appearance on the new Gorillaz album after being approached by the band's creator, Damon Albarn.

Jones said there were fewer arguments than the old days when they worked on the title track of the third Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach.

It is thought to be the first time they have recorded together in the studio since they were putting together the band's Combat Rock album in New York in 1981.

However the pair hooked up for occasional off-the-cuff live performance including Kate Moss's birthday party in January 2006, when they teamed up with Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Danny Goffey from Supergrass.

Guitarist Jones told the new edition of Q magazine: "It's a few years since Paul and I last played together and that was at a wedding. It was a nice experience to look over my shoulder and see him.

"We didn't argue as much as we used to. We were wrapped up on our track in a day, no nonsense, and then went down the pub for a pint."

Bass player Simonon had previously worked with Albarn when they recorded the 2007 album The Good, The Bad And The Queen, under the title of a band by the same name.

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