Clash guitarist plays Wormwood Scrubs prison

Mick Jones joins Billy Bragg's guitar campaign

Mick Jones with Primal Scream Shockwaves NME Awards Show 2007
Former Clash guitarist Mick Jones performed his band’s classic track ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ on Friday (July 6) night in Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London.

Along with Billy Bragg, the guitarist was visiting the jail to hand over five guitars to in-mates as part of Bragg’s Jail Guitar Doors campaign - which he launched at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards - to encourage prisoners to take up music.

“Shall we see if this guitar works,” said Jones, before performing the song to inmates, reported The Guardian.

“Music is a way to get away from things, a way of expressing yourself,” he said after the performance. “And if you’ll excuse the pun, it’s a great way to escape.”

Bragg and Jones’ initiative aims to reduce re-offending among prisoners by offering them an outlet through music.

“It’s not going to work for everybody,” said Bragg. “But there are people who find redemption through music.”

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