The Clash

1976-1985
Joe StrummerGuitar, vocals1976-1985
Mick JonesGuitar, vocals1976-1983
Paul SimononBass, vocals1976-1985
Nicky "Topper" HeadonDrums1977-1982
Tory Crimes (Terry Chimes)Drums1976-1977; 1982-1983
Keith LeveneGuitar1976
Vince WhiteGuitar1983-1985
Nick SheppardGuitar1983-1985
Pete HowardDrums1983-1985
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Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

Scott StappSongwriter Interviews

The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real GroupSong Writing

The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.

Best Band LogosSong Writing

Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.