The Clash never really formally broke up. They just kind of…evaporated sometime in 1986 with no official announcement or farewell.
For some, this left the door opening for a possible reunion. And there were several attempts. In 1995, the organizers of the Lollapalooza Festival offered the group almost $10 million to get back together. Word was they gave it serious consideration. Mike Jones was said to have been really keen to do it, but Joe Strummer said no immediately.
One of the explanations at the time was that The Clash had already been thinking about reuniting for a tour in 1996. That never happened, obviously, and when Joe died in 2002, that put the end to all those rumours forever.
If you missed yesterday’s post, it was all about Johnny Ramone’s baseball obsession.