Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Topper Headon was the drummer of The Clash during their glory days, but because of his out of control drug abuse, Joe Strummer had to fire him. The Independent has a great interview with the man, who went from being a rock star, to a cab driver, to a busker, all to support his habit. The guy who did the interview
knew Topper when he was driving a cab (the writer also being a cab driver for the same company). Topper is now clean and sober, works with various charities and rehab clinics, and even does stuff for Joe's Strummerville charity, and says he has made peace with Joe. (he also said that Joe wanted to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and that even though bassist Paul Simonon was dead set against it, Joe was going to get another bassist, but then he died).

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