Τετάρτη, 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2010
"Our friend and compadre is gone. God bless you, Joe."
- Mick Jones -
"He was a clear contemporary and we were rivals. I believed we had to get inside the pop culture -- he believed you should always stay outside and hurl things at it. He was a very important musician. The Clash will be endlessly influential. They will always be one of the deathless rock bands."
- Bob Geldof, former Boomtown Rats vocalist and Live Aid organizer -
"The Clash turned punk into a proper political movement, and Joe Strummer showed recently that he still had much of value to say. It is a terrible tragedy to lose him at this early age."
- David Bowie -
"A true genius, a man of class and convictions. A personal hero. I can't believe he is gone. My heart goes out to his wife and children."
- Mike D, Beastie Boys
"I remember seeing The Clash at Sheffield Top Rank in 1977 & thinking ... Wow!!! ...compared to what was usually on at the Top Rank they couldn�t really play (in the sense of what was the norm back then) but the excitement that came off the stage was phenomenal !!! ...I went in a totally different direction music wise, but nevertheless, The Clash left a lasting impression on me to the point that every time I'm on tour I end up buying "The Clash" & "London Calling" over & over again because I left them at home !!!! What a shame we won't get to see the reunion that might just have happened next March when The Clash are inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame. Condolences to ALL his family, friends & fans.......RIP"
- Joe Elliot, Def Leppard -
You changed our lives... god rest your soul"
- Mick Hucknall, Simply Red -
"He wasn't some phony. He was a big part of the whole punk movement"
- Steve Jones, The Sex Pistols -
"I can't believe it. Joe was as huge an inspiration to me now as he was in 1977. He combined cool with an uncompromising stance, infused reggae into punk and taught a whole generation of us more about politics than any number if teachers or politicians. I desperately wish news of his death was untrue.
Joe - you were the best."
- Iggy Pop -
"They were unique because, here they are, breaking up at the peak of their popularity and having plenty of offers to come back, and not doing it. While other bands always come back for the money, they had a belief in what they were doing, and even though they could've used it, they never really cared about the money."
- Johnny Ramone -
"Numb, gutted & shocked - 3 words that sum up how I feel. Passionate, principled, genius - 3 words that sum up Joe Strummer."
- Martin Scorcese -
"The Clash were a major influence on my own music, they were the best rock n roll band. Thanks Joe!! "
- Bruce Springsteen-
we miss you joe..