Mick Jones: ‘Joe Strummer would love The Libertines’

The Clash man recalls his old friend

The Clash’s Mick Jones has declared that he is convinced Joe Strummer would have liked The Libertines.

Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, Jones said he sent Strummer a copy of The Libertines‘ 2002 debut album just before the singer died.

Jones, who produced the record, said: “I think Joe would have liked the current music scene – it’s really healthy at the moment. He would have liked Peter (Doherty), I’m sure. I’d done the first Libertines album before Joe died – I sent him a copy and I think he was pretty into it.”

Also in this week’s NME My Chemical Romance, The View and Jamie T discuss The Clash.

And there’s a free CD featuring the best of Canadian indie featuring Metric and Tokyo Police Club.

There’s also a world exclusive interview with Foo FightersDave Grohl about their new album and some secret shows, there’s an interview with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the definitive review of the new Cribs album and a review of Klaxons‘ triumphant live return.

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