A documentary charting the career of THE CLASH is to be released on DVD on March 10, offering a new look at their history. View the trailer below.
The influential outfit disintegrated in 1986, after drummer Topper Headon had left in 1982 and guitarist Mick Jones had been fired the following year. Mainman Joe Strummer’s death in 2002 put an end to fans’ hopes for a reunion – which Jones recently insisted would never have happened anyway.
Producers say: “How did it happen that at the top of their fame and success The Clash were able to self-destruct? The documentary impresses with inside information and shows the rise and the fall – from huge success down to dismantling themselves. The DVD contains a host of previously unreleased material and interviews.”
Those featured include Jones, bassist Paul Simonon’s ex-wife Pearl Harbor and former bodyguard Ray Jordan. The Rise And Fall Of The Clash runs to 90 minutes and will be available via UDR/ADA/Warner.