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Sacked Clash Drummer Topper Headon Forgives Joe Strummer
Ben Hewitt , June 30th, 2009 12:36

Singer "had no choice" but to make decision

Former Clash drummer Topper Headon has forgiven late punk legend Joe Strummer for sacking him from the band.

Strummer fired Headon in 1982 as his heroin addiction spiraled out of control, but the drummer now claims he doesn't hold a grudge.

He told The Independent: "Joe was sacking everyone else rather than just leave himself. He had no choice. I was in a state.

"We were kids. Who cares?"

He added: ""It was the best thing that could have happened. We made all that fantastic music and then imploded at the top."