Today 8/21: Watch ‘A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer’ Live Stream ft. Jeff Tweedy, Bob Weir, Bruce Springsteen, More – #SaveOurStages

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Today, Aug. 21, is the birthday of the legendary Joe Strummer — and while the front man of The Clash may be gone, his spirit lives on.

Strummer will be the focus of a special live stream event today titled A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer. It will absolutely be something fans of Strummer will want to watch, as it boasts a fantastic list of musical performers lending their services to the tribute. It’s also a fundraiser for #SaveOurStages, the live music industry’s campaign to ensure the continued existence of independent music venues after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

Here’s the list of participating acts, with Jeff Tweedy from Wilco having just been added to the mix on Friday:

Joe Strummer (never before seen live footage)
Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes)
Beto O’Rourke
Bob Gruen
Bob Weir
Brian Fallon
Bruce Springsteen
Butch Walker
C.C. Adcock
Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues)
Cherry Glazerr
Craig Finn & Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady)
Dave Hause
Dhani Harrison
DJ Scratchy
Dropkick Murphys
Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello)
Frank Turner
H.R. (Bad Brains)
The Interrupters
Jeff Tweedy
Jesse Dayton
Jesse Malin
Jim Jarmusch
Joe Ely
Josh Cheuse
Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)
Josh Klinghoffer
Lucinda Williams
Lyza Jane
Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes)
Ray Gange (Rude Boy)
Richard Dudanski (101ers)
Sara Driver
Shepard Fairey
Spider Stacy (The Pogues)
Steve Buscemi
Tom Morello
+ very special guests

The show will go live on YouTube at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT today, Friday, Aug. 21. Tune in here:

More, per a news release:

Produced by Jesse Malin, Jeff Raspe and Joe Strummer estate manager, David Zonshine, A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer will be a two-hour event that will stream for free at, with all donations benefiting Save Our Stages.

The night will be hosted by Jesse Malin and will feature never before seen live footage of Strummer, alongside special performances and testimonials by many of the former Clash frontman’s friends and peers.

“To see so many musicians and artists come forward to honor Joe is really touching,” says Joe’s wife Lucinda Tait. “Community was always important to him. Whether it was playing music with friends, organizing all night campfires, or hijacking festivals, Joe was always focused on bringing people together. Even though we can’t all be in the same room together, I cannot think of a better way for us all to feel united. Joe would have loved this.”


  • Gary LoConti says:

    Having built the first Agora in 1965, I can attest, that the music scene as we know it would not be here were it not for the live music clubs. The longest running one is in Columbus Ohio (now called The Newport. I built that as well. Save them!

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