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Monday, December 23, 2002
So Joe Strummer, vocalist, lyricist, and guitarist for the Clash, has died at age fifty. A spokesperson (?) has said it doesn't look suspicious, and that he died peacefully.
I asked him a question on a radio show almost three years ago. I asked him what kind of guitar he plays now with the Mescaleros, and he gave me a long-winded reply about how he's played the same 1968 Fender Telecaster for his whole career, "every gig, every track, every record" that he's ever been involved in. I couldn't believe I was talking to Joe Strummer.
The Clash are without a doubt the band that got me into punk rock.
Strummer's dead, and I don't know what else I can say about that. Thanks for everything, Joe.