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Joe Strummer: “I was spokesman for a generation”

Joe Strummer: “I was spokesman for a generation”

Joe Strummer’s secret history is revealed in the new issue of Uncut.

The Clash frontman is on the cover of the magazine, dated September 2012, and out on Friday, July 27, and his turbulent life after the breakup of his group is examined inside.

The feature looks at Strummer’s fascinating time in the wilderness – working as a method actor, a soundtrack composer, a Pogue and – almost – a member of Mick Jones’ Big Audio Dynamite.

The story is told by the legend’s friends and associates, including Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Don Letts, The Pogues’ Phil Chevron and even actor Matt Dillon.

The new issue of Uncut is out on Friday, July 27.

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