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Chris Packham: “Extinction Rebellion represent the first real hope of making a bigger difference. That’s pretty punk”

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The 'Springwatch' presenter is also fronting a new BBC documentary, 'Forever Punk', tonight (January 10)

London Calling! Here’s a look inside The Clash’s brilliant new exhibition

A new exhibition celebrating The Clash has arrived in London, and it's a near-essential pilgrimage for fans of the punk icons across the globe. Marking the fortieth anniversary of the band’s seminal third album, ‘London Calling’, the exhibition is on at the Museum of London and it's full of items that played a huge role in writing the band's name...

The Clash, The Raconteurs, Steve Lacy and other big vinyl releases this week

In this fast-paced musical landscape, where it's so easy to simply put a playlist on shuffle, nothing compares to putting a record on, sitting back and enjoying all it has to offer in full (or at least until you have get up again to flip it over). Every week, NME will round up the best vinyl releases, available to buy...

Boris Johnson’s favourite band is The Clash – and fans are not happy about it

Boris Johnson has received a backlash for declaring that he's a fan of The Clash. The revelation came from a new general election campaign video in which the Prime Minister is seen walking around the Conservative Party headquarters answering questions. Read More: Why does Boris Johnson get away with this shit? It’s the age of outrage, stupid At one point he is...

London Film Festival: six brilliant documentaries every music fan should see

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They say writing about music is as good as dancing about architecture. But making films about music? It’s the closest thing you’ll get to actually being involved in the creative process. Seeing the sweat on their brows. Hearing songs take shape. Witnessing those once-in-a-lifetime moments. Think Stop Making Sense, Don’t Look Back or 20 Feet From Stardom. Cinema just...

A new exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ is coming to the capital

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A new exhibition celebrating The Clash is coming to London this autumn. Read More: The Good The Bad & The Queen: “People would rather watch Bake Off than talk about our national identity” Marking the fortieth anniversary of the band's seminal third album, 'London Calling', the exhibition will run at the Museum of London from November 15 2019 until Spring...

This man has mashed classic rock with mid-century art and the result is pretty cool

Five years ago, screenwriter Todd Alcott’s wife took a picture of their cats and the hair on the back of his neck was raised. It was a simple shot of two felines near a water dish on a counter, but it made him think of a classic rock album and, unbeknownst to him at the time, was the spark for...

The Clash’s manager loses fight to sell share of band royalties company set up after her divorce from Paul Simonon

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The Clash’s manager has lost her bid to sell her share of the band’s royalties in court. Tricia Ronane, who managed the band for over two decades until 2011, was married to bassist Paul Simonon for 18 years before they divorced in 2008. When they split, the couple agreed to share royalties from the band equally and set up...

London pub referenced in The Clash’s ‘Stay Free’ reportedly set to close down

A popular London pub that features in the lyrics of The Clash's 'Stay Free' will reportedly call last orders for the final time later this month. The Crown & Sceptre in Streatham, South London, will shut its doors on February 24, reports Brixton Buzz. The watering hole is believed to date back to 1825 and was given the thumbs up on...